Santa Rosa Island

Santa Rosa Island is one of the five islands comprising Channel Islands National park and is the second largest island off the coast of California. The island lies 27 miles (44 km) south of the mainland and is located approximately 46 miles (74 km) from the Park Headquarters at the Ventura Harbor. The natural and cultural history of the California Channel Islands and the extent of past and current resource management efforts provide an unparalleled opportunity to assess novel management strategies and create extraordinary educational experiences. Please help us protect and learn more about the unique natural and cultural laboratories on Santa Rosa Island. The rich archeological, cultural, natural, and spiritual resources on Santa Rosa Island help us remember the importance of protecting public lands for future generations’ enjoyment and conservation. When visiting any of the islands, please act responsibly and respectfully of these protected places.  For more details and characteristics please visit the Channel Islands National Park.

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