Maybe one day I will make it to the Channel Islands. I wouldn’t mind trying to go camping there. As many of you know, I am not a big fan of camping. However, I love day hikes. So, maybe nature’s beauty will encourage me to try camping again.
There are eight islands in the Channel Islands: Anacapa, San Miguel, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Clemente, San Nicolas, Santa Barbara, and Santa Catalina. Five of the islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara) were made into the Channel Islands National Park in 1980. The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary encompasses the waters six nautical miles off Anacapa, Santa Cruz, San Miguel and Santa Barbara Islands.
The Scorpion Ranch Visitor Center on Santa Cruz Island offers an overview of the island’s ranching history, Indian artifact exhibits, and info on the island’s 60 species of plants and animals that aren’t found anywhere else.
Island Packers will day trip to Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island.
Camping on the island? Check here for reservations requirements and availability.
Motion is a great show for travel, camping, and hiking. Here is a link to their Channel Islands episode.