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.
Conservancy members can book by contacting Janet Flathers at 310-510-2000 ext 1246. Janet is available Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Reservations made through Janet are still subject to the $9.25 reservation fee.
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.
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