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Current Weather: Fair, 63.0°F

Please note that wildlife on Catalina Island, as in all wildlands, 
can cause serious injury and even death. Please do not approach 
or harass wildlife and always maintain a safe distance.

Camping is a wonderful way to enjoy Catalina Island’s rugged beauty. Below are short descriptions of camping opportunities on Catalina Island. Catalina Island Conservancy members receive a 50% discount on camping fees for Parsons' Landing, Balck Jack and Little Harbor campgrounds. Hermit Gulch and Two Harbors campgrounds are NOT eligible for membership discounts. 

Camping reservations can be obtained online with Two Harbors Enterprises (877) 778-1487 (note: there is a phone processing fee)

The Parsons' Landing Campground is a secluded beach camping site located seven miles west of the village of Two Harbors. The eight primitive campsites accommodate up to six people each and are accessible only via a moderately difficult hike or kayak trip. Shade structures and running water are not provided; you must pack in your supplies.

The Two Harbors Campground offers two varieties of camping: regular tent camping and unique tent cabins. The campground sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Catalina's Isthmus, just a quarter-mile outside the village of Two Harbors. The campground features 42 individual sites and three group-camping areas. For your convenience, rangers rent equipment and sell firewood, charcoal and propane. NOTE: Conservancy membership discount does not apply for this campground.

The Black Jack Campground is nestled among pine and eucalyptus trees near 2,097-foot Mt. Orizaba, Santa Catalina Island’s highest peak. At 1,600 feet above sea level, the facility provides eleven campsites with sweeping views of rolling terrain to the ocean. Situated several miles from both Avalon and Two Harbors, Blackjack Campground offers tranquility in the island’s interior.

Rated "One of the Best Campgrounds in the West" by Sunset Magazine, Little Harbor Campground is perfect for campers who enjoy playing on the beach or in the water. Located about seven miles east of Two Harbors and 16 miles from Avalon, Little Harbor is a sandy, beachfront campground with lots of opportunities for recreation.

The Hermit Gulch Campground is Avalon’s only camping facility. Located 1.5 miles from the Avalon boat landing, the campground is situated on a tree-lined grassy field in Avalon Canyon, near the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden. Hermit Gulch offers pretty views of the surrounding hills and access to hiking trails nearby. NOTE: Conservancy membership discount does not apply for this campground.

PLEASE NOTE: The TWO HARBORS and HERMIT GULCH Campgrounds are NOT Conservancy owned campsites and are NOT eligible for membership discounts.

Be sure to read Policies and Island Cautions before embarking on your adventure.

There are also great additional camping benefits exclusively for Conservancy Members! Click here to join today.

Pelicans gather on a rock near Catalina Island

Camping reservations can be obtained through Two Harbors Enterprises:
(877) 778-1487 

NOTE: To redeem your Conservancy Membership Camping discounts: reserve your campsite online, then call (310) 510-TENT. Please note that Two Harbors and Hermit Gulch are NOT Conservancy campsites and are not eligible for membership discounts.

For your safety, hiking permits are required by the Catalina Island Conservancy. They are free of charge and available the day of your hike. They can be obtained at these locations:

Conservancy House in Avalon, at
125 Clarissa Ave. Open daily from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for
lunch. (310) 510-2595

Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, open daily 10 AM to 4 PM, Memorial Day through Labor Day (closed Thursdays all other months)

Airport in the Sky Open daily from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (winter) 7p.m.
(summer), call (310) 510-0143

Two Harbors Visitor Information
Open daily from 7:30 a.m.
to 4p.m. (winter) 6:30 p.m.
(summer), call (310) 510-4226

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