Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park, California
Channel Islands National Park, California| Map |
Santa Rosa Island is home to some exceptionally unique plants and animals. On the island, there are six species of plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Included in these ranks is a subspecies of the Torrey pine, considered to be one of the rarest pines in the world. Certainly, the island is a naturalists dream, but will the kids enjoy it? Well, its beaches are sure to enchant all. Cold nutrient-rich waters sustain much marine life, including pelagic fish, a variety of marine mammals and an extensive kelp forests. The whole family should enjoy exploring these waters. Kids will especially love pointing out all the aquatic and land animals they spot. Santa Rosa Island is a special place filled with special creatures.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Remnants of Fishing camps, water troughs, fence lines and military installations of past civilizations are scattered throughout Santa Rosa Island. Be on the lookout for these historic treasures.
Address: Channel Islands National Park, California| Map
Hours: Year Round