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“Remote camping”
Review of Santa Rosa Island

Santa Rosa Island
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, and rugged landscape at the same time.

11  Thank Robin B
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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

3  Thank Kandy R
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Reviewed March 23, 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 ridge and back to the runway via Black Rock.

In addition to getting to see the historical buildings, flowers and wildlife on Santa Rosa Island, we got a good overview of Santa Cruz Island from above (Anacapa Island on the other hand was hidden in clouds).

5  Thank ejain
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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 nighttime, bring a comfortable lounge chair, and a really good book. Before you leave, make sure to pack out every single speck of garbage. Oh, and bring plenty of chocolate. Peanut M and M's taste especially delightful here for some reason.
This is a fantastic trip--not many places like this left in the U.S.

17  Thank professorBgirl
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