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On your next trip to Channel Islands National Park, escape the crowds at lodges and hotels and enjoy the outdoors as it was meant to be – either camping in a nearby campground or backpacking into the wilderness. When you hire our backpacking or camping gear, you’ll see how much money you can save by renting rather than buying. Rental of backpacking and camping gear for Channel Islands National Park is easy; just click on the “Rent Online” tab above to get started. You can rent camping sleeping gear, cooking gear, lanterns, GPS Trackers, tents, backpacks – everything you need for a great outdoor experience. We also have new gear for sale as well as any supplies and accessories you might need for your national park adventure.

We’ll ship your rented camping equipment direct to your home before your trip, or to a convenient location inside the park or near the entrance to Channel Islands National Park. On your way back home, just load the rented backpacking and camping gear back into the same box we shipped to you, use the prepaid return label, and drop off the rental at one of our carrier’s shipping points.

Here’s some information you may find useful before your trip (sourced from Wikipedia and other research):

Channel Islands National Park is an American national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean. Although the islands are close to the shore of densely populated Southern California, their isolation has left them relatively undeveloped. The park covers 249,561 acres of which 79,019 acres are owned by the federal government. The Nature Conservancy owns and manages 76% of Santa Cruz Island, the largest island in the park.Channel Islands National Park is home to a wide variety of significant natural and cultural resources. Anacapa and Santa Barbara islands were designated as a national monument on April 26, 1938. All eight of the Channel Islands were designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1976.Five islands, including Anacapa, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Miguel, and Santa Rosa, were re-designated as a national park on March 5, 1980. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary encompasses the waters six nautical miles around Channel Islands National Park.

In many places within Channel Islands National Park there may not be any cell phone service. To stay in touch with those back home no matter where you travel, rent one of our Satellite GPS Messenger devices .

The islands within the park extend along the Southern California coast from Point Conception near Santa Barbara to San Pedro, a neighborhood of Los Angeles. Park headquarters and the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center are located in the city of Ventura.Radiocarbon dating of a fire area near Arlington Canyon on the northwest coast of Santa Rosa Island shows human habitation from at least 37,000 years BP, while a burned mammoth bone was dated at 30,000 years BP. Similar fire areas in the same vicinity were dated at 27,000 years BP and 17,000 years BP, also believed to have been made by man. Additionally, a burned dwarf mammoth in a shell midden was dated to 12,500 years BP.

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The average annual visitation to the park's mainland visitor center was around 311,000 in the period from 2009 to 2018, with 366,250 visiting in 2018. The visitor center is located in the Ventura Harbor Village, and contains several exhibits that provide information regarding all five islands, native vegetation, marine life and cultural history. Also, visitors can enjoy a short film, free of charge, that provides an overview of all five islands. The visitor center is open every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, from 8:30AM–5:00PM.Visitation to the islands and waters is low, with about 30,000 visitors traveling to the islands, and another 60,000 who go only into park waters. Although most visitation occurs in the summer, migrating gray whales and spectacular wildflower displays attract visitors in the winter and spring. Autumn is an excellent time to travel to the park, as well as for diving, as the days are usually sunny, with minimal winds and clear ocean water. Camping is a popular activity on Santa Cruz Island, with visitors arriving at Prisoners Harbor on the north shore and staying in the valley beyond. A new island visitor center opened at Scorpion Ranch on Santa Cruz Island on April 6, 2009.

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