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Santa Rosa Island

Channel Islands National Park, CA
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Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My husband and I spent an incomparable 3 days camping on Santa Rosa Island, among the Channel Island off Ventura, CA. We traveled with Island Packers, concessionaire for the Channel Islands National Park. The captain and his crew and the Park Naturalist, Lisa Anderson,were totally dedicated to the passengers' safety and enjoyment. On the way out, we paused to watch... More

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Ventura
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This island can now be reached via plane through Channel Islands Aviation. Its a beautiful, quick 25 minute flight from Camarillo Airport. The island is remote but there are lots of trails, pristine beaches and restrooms. Over the course of 4 hours I was able to visit 2 beaches, see a Torrey Pine forrest and walk on trails with incredible... More

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arkansastraveler74
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86 reviews 86 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Very remote National Park. Beaches were beautiful! We hit it on a beautiful day. It was great! Don't forget to bring your lunch. There is nothing on the island. There is a nice bathroom with running water at the Ranch house though. Great trip!

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Ventura, CA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went out to Santa Rosa on Island Packers from Ventura. We chose a day trip because of the night time wind (day wind is bad too but doesn't spoil the trip). We had a great boat ride over, spent 5 hours exploring, and cruised along santa Cruz on the way home. While on the island we... More

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Ventura, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

You will think that you are in some far off country as you wander the undisturbed beaches. Bring a wind breaker

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Oxnard, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The remoteness of this island and the nature walk. Want to see how the indians really lived? The guide will take you early in the a.m. the next morning you arrive. Even though I call this remote, there is water and nice bathrooms that flush here. This is the all time great camping spot for couples, no screaming kids, peace,... More

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This is a great place for hiking. From almost every trail, there is a view of the ocean. The trails are clean and well marked...they are steep, but not too strenuous. In the campgrounds, the kit foxes are everywhere. We plan to go back soon

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Visited Santa Rosa Island on a charter flight with Channel Islands Aviation. Our pilot and tour guide was Mark Oberman, who has been flying around these islands since before I was born. He drove us around the ranch area and pier, and--after giving us some options--dropped us off at the Torrey Pines trail for a short hike up to the... More

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Pasadena, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

Camping on Santa Rosa Island is definitely NOT for everyone; however, if you want the real deal camping experience, you must go! Camp here only if you appreciate quiet, windswept views and at night want to see the most mindboggling view of the milky way. In the day, hike to Cherry or Lobo Canyon and bring lots of water. For... More

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