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Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park

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Santa Rosa Island is the second largest of the Channel Islands of California at 53,195 acres (215.27 km2 or 83.118 sq mi). Santa Rosa is located about 26mi off the coast of Santa Barbara, California in Santa Barbara County and is part of Channel Islands National Park.The terrain consists of rolling hills, deep canyons, and a coastal lagoon. Highest peak is Vail Peak, at 1589ft. The Chumash, a Native American people lived on the Channel Islands at the time of European contact. They called the driftwood wima that washed up on the sandy beaches from the channel currents. The logs were used to build tomols (plank canoes).Recreational activities on Santa Rosa Island include kayaking, camping and hiking. A private boat charter company offers a number of trips to the island year round, and camping reservations can be made through Channel Islands National Park offices in Ventura, California. A year-round charter flight service is available from Camarillo Airport for hikers and campers to Santa Rosa Island. Defined by the United States Census Bureau as Block 3009, Block Group 3, Census Tract 29.10 of Santa Barbara County, California.
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  • On day two of our trip to the Channel Islands we were able to visit Santa Rosa Island. It took a little longer to get out there, but it was worth the trip. We were only able to walk the Cherry Canyon ...  more »
  • First, most of the time, it is really windy on the island. You need to have the correct equipment or you will dehydrate and end up quickly in a bad way. Good tents that can take wind are a must. Also ...  more »
  • Go! If you are in the LA or Santa Barbara area and love the outdoors, YOU MUST go to the Channel Islands. Untouched beauty all around (once you get on the island which is an hour boat ride from Ventur...  more »