Channel Islands National Park consists of five islands off southern California: San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara. Nesting sea birds, sea lion rookeries, and unique plants inhabit the area. Anacapa, Santa Rosa, and Santa Barbara are administered by the National Park Service; Santa Cruz Island is administered by the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy; San Miguel, by the National Park Service and the U.S. Navy.
Channel Islands NP was proclaimed a national monument April 26, 1938 and redesignated March 5, 1980 as a National Park. Channel Islands NP was designated a Biosphere Reserve 1976.
Total Acreage:199,045, Federal: 198,250, Nonfederal:794, Wilderness area: 79,579.
The Channel Islands are located off the coast of California. The visitors center is located in Ventura California about 50 miles north of Los Angeles.