Anacapa Island Closure
The National Park Service will close Anacapa Island Starting February 15, 2022.
The closure will allow improvements to be made to the landing area
The closure will last 4-5 months. As soon as we know the opening date we will begin scheduling trips to this unique island destination.
55 Years +
Infant( Must Reserve)
Under 3 Years
Anacapa Island Camping requires that you must have both a boat reservation and a campground reservation. By clicking the two buttons to the right you will be able to view both the reservation system for the boat and for the campground in two separate windows. You can use these programs to check availability.
Anacapa Island in the Channel Islands National Park offers seven camp sites. Three sites that hold up to 4 campers and four sites That hold up to 6 campers.
There is no shade in the campground area. Picnic table and food protection boxes are at each site. NPS suggest you bring your own toilet paper to this island.
Including the 157 steps, it is approximately a half mile to the campsite from the landing. Anacapa camping is primitive and the island has little shade and no potable water. For you time on the island, you must carry/hike in all supplies up the stairs including your water.
Reserve Your Seats
or View Availability
Anacapa Island will be closed from Mid February through July for
construction of a new dock for island landings.
Anacapa Island is a small Island with only a 1.5-mile hiking trail due to its tiny size. It offers beautiful vistas and overlooks as well as a 360 degree view of the ocean for full views of sunrises and sunsets (weather permitting). Experienced kayakers will enjoy the crystal-clear water and abundant ocean life found along the shores of Anacapa. Due to the cliff structure of the island, kayaks must be lowered and raised from the landing dock after use.
During the rough weather months, November through May, you will need to make sure Island Packers schedule has not been changed due to ocean/weather conditions before you leave the camping area for the day. Schedule changes are relayed to the park in the morning and the bulletin board or the ranger will have schedule change information. Campers during these months should come prepared with extra food in case weather prevents us from our planned pick up.