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 Visitors Services at 310-510-4205. They are open 7 days a week from 8am - 4:30pm. Reservations made through Guest Services are subject to the $9.25 reservation fee.
Group of 20 or more should contact Janet Flathers at (310) 510-2000 ext 1246
Janet is available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
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 eight 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. Keys for firewood, 2.5 gallons of water and firestarter are available at the Visitors Services office at Two Harbors for $20.
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.
** REMINDER - DOGS MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY PROPERTY, INCLUDING CAMPGROUNDS **
Be sure to read Policies and Island Cautions before embarking on your adventure.
** UPDATE AS OF JUNE 22, 2016 **
Due to the ongoing drought and seasonally high temperatures, the Catalina Island Conservancy has issued the following restrictions on open fires at its campgrounds:
Black Jack Campground and Laura Stein Volunteer Camp
• No open fires permitted
• Cooking stoves are allowed
Little Harbor, Shark Harbor and Parson’s Landing Campgrounds
• Open fires only permitted in approved fire rings.
• No open fires permitted between the hours of 9:00 am and 7:00 pm
• Cooking stoves are allowed
Note that open fires will be prohibited at all campsites during windy or “Red Flag” conditions.
These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.
For more information on campfire restrictions, please call the Catalina Island Conservancy Ranger Office at (310) 510-0393.
There are also great additional camping benefits exclusively for Conservancy Members! Click here to join today.