Trailer Camping Near Channel Islands National Park

December 1, 2011
Filed under National Parks

The Channel Islands National Park is a gorgeous spot to see when trailer camping along the California coast.

The islands of Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara make up the park. It was initially dubbed a preserve to protects the islands’ oceans and environments, which — like Galapagos Island —  spawned completely unique plant and animal after thousands of years off as its own insular ecosystem.

The Channel Islands are temperate year round, with ideal hiking temperatures hovering in the low 70s.  Wind and fog, however, are a common occurrence and can put the damper on whale watching; which runs from December through April. Trailer campers in the area should also be careful of the sometimes very powerful Santa Anta winds, since they can make trailer travel a bit frightening in the wrong conditions.

There are no fees to enter the park, but the many ferry services do come with a price.

Visitors can watch elephant seals on Santa Barbara Island and stroll through the unique flowers and other plant life on one of several hiking paths.  Anyone looking to get into the water will have a great time scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming around the islands.
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