Channel Islands National Park Feature
Top Reasons to Go to Channel Islands National Park
Rare flora and fauna: The Channel Islands are home to 145 species of terrestrial plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.
Time travel: With no cars, phones, or services, these undeveloped islands provide a glimpse of what California was like hundreds of years ago, away from hectic modern life.
Underwater adventures: The incredibly healthy channel waters rank among the top 10 diving destinations on the planet—but you can also visit the kelp forest virtually via an underwater video program.
Marvelous marine mammals: More than 30 species of seals, sea lions, whales, and other marine mammals ply the park's waters at various times of year.
Sea-cave kayaking: Paddle around otherwise inaccessible portions of the park's 175 mi of gorgeous coastline—including one of the world's largest sea caves.
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