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Catalina Island Camping & Boating

Catalina Island is an outdoor lovers paradise. There is no better way to experience this beautiful island than to be at one with nature and the breathtaking surroundings. Camping is the most intimate way to enjoy Santa Catalina Island’s rugged beauty. We offer camping in Avalon and in Two Harbors, known as the West End of the Island. There are also great opportunities to explore the interior of the island by staying at a rustic Inland Camping spot or to explore areas only accessible by boat, with Boat-in Camping sites. If you’d like to get back nature, but don’t care to bring your gear, we offer Tent Cabins in both Avalon and Two Harbors. Tents and other camping gear are also available for rent.

Catalina Island’s location, off the coast of California, just 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, makes it an ideal boating destination. Two Harbors’ idyllic Island atmosphere is a popular mooring site for many boaters. The village of Two Harbors and the secluded coves nearby each have mooring and anchorage options to make the most of your Island experience. Explore Mooring Sites, Course Settings and Harbor Rules.

However you choose to spend your time while visiting us on Catalina Island, we hope you enjoy the island’s never-ending beauty and warm hospitality.

**Road and Trail Disclaimer-  Please contact the Catalina Conservancy at 310-510-1445 for trail and road access after storms. Some roads and trails are closed during and after storms while the rangers remove debis from the trail. 



Boat-In Camping

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 leeside shore of the island.

Parsons Landing

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.


The Black Jack Campground is nestled among pine and eucalyptus trees near Mt. Orizaba. At 2,097-feet, it’s 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.

Catalina Cabins

The attractive Catalina Cabins are a fun and economical way to enjoy Two Harbors and Santa Catalina Island. Available November through April only, the cabins sleep two people in simple comfort.

Brisa Del Mar

Located just steps from the waters edge, Brisa del Mar is a group camping site located right on the beach in the Two Harbors campground. This deluxe site puts you and your guests inches away from a pristine beach perfect for fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling.

Bahia Azul

Detached from the main campground, Bahia Azul is a secluded group camping site adjacent to the Two Harbors campground, in Two Harbors, the west end of Catalina Island. This unique site offers you and your group amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and a semi private beach.

Little Harbor

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.

Hermit Gulch

The Hermit Gulch Campground is Avalon’s only camping facility. Located just 1.5 miles from the Avalon boat landing, the campground is situated on a grassy tree-lined field in Avalon Canyon.