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Santa Catalina Island’s Boat-In Campsites allow you to enjoy true seclusion along the amazing Pacific coast. There are 17 sites at nine locations around the northeast shore of Avalon. These campsites can only be reached by boat or kayak, and you must pack in your own equipment and supplies. A ranger checks each campground every day.
Each Boat-In Campsite is unique in location and regulations. The sites are all primitive, with no running water, shade structures, moorings or sanitation stations. Campers are required to bring their own portable restroom and pack out any trash or waste. Because fires are not allowed, cooking must be done in a self-contained BBQ or camp stove.
Boat-In Campsites are accessible only by boat or kayak. Each of the nine locations is on the northeast side of Santa Catalina Island . A ranger will check you in to your Boat-In Campsite.
With Reservation: Nightly camping fees are $16 for adults; $8 for children, per person per day.
Without Reservation: Nightly camping fees are $20 for adults; $10 for children, per person per day.
For groups of 20 or more adults, please call:
310-510-8368 ext. 1414 (Please note that reservations booked over the phone are subject to a $15 administration fee).
Kayak rentals are available at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, Joe's Rent-A-Boat and Wet Spot Rentals. Selected camping equipment is available for rent from Two Harbors Visitor Services. For more information, please call:
Los Angeles County fire rules and Catalina Island Conservancy rules are strictly enforced. There is a coastal ranger who will make daily visits to each boat-in site. It is strongly suggested that campers come equipped with a VHF radio for medical emergency calls.