Learn About Channel Islands
The Five Different Islands
Anacapa , Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel
Located fourteen miles from Ventura
Harbor Seals and California Sea Lions rest and breed on the island.
Five miles long and 1/4 mile wide.
West Anacapa is home to the largest breeding colony of California Brown Pelicans.
Home to 30 sea caves
Forty miles from Ventura
Santa Rosa Island is home to only three native terrestrial mammals-the island fox, island spotted skunk, and island deer mouse.
Radar Mountain is island's tallest peak at 1,589 ft.
Santa Rosa is the second largest island in California
20 miles from Ventura
Diablo Peak (Devil's Peak) is the tallest peak on the Channel Islands at 2,450 ft.
Painted Cave is one of the largest known sea caves in the world.
Santa Cruz has the greatest number of plant and animal species of all the Channel Islands
Fifty-Four miles from Ventura
The island's cliffs offer perfect nesting habitat for one of the world's largest breeding colonies of Scripps's murrelets, rare seabirds.
Absence of freshwater led the Tongva and Chumash to use the island on a seasonal basis and as a stopover between Santa Catalina and San Nicolas Islands.
Seventy miles from Ventura
The endemic island fox and deer mouse and introduced rat are the only land mammals found on San Miguel Island.
One of the oldest known American Indian archeological sites.
Tallest peak-San Miguel Hill, 831 ft.
Channel Islands Ventura,Ca
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