E.g., 02/20/2019

Frequently Asked Questions about Camping

Are pets allowed at the campground?

Dogs are not allowed at Hermit Gulch and Two Harbors Campground.

How many tents can you put on a site?

It depends entirely on the size of the site. Tents cannot encroach on another site.

What are in the tent cabins?

The tent cabins come with 6 cots, a lantern, propane stove, and propane canister. The site has a BBQ/fire pit and picnic table.

Can you have more than six people in a tent cabin?

Maximum occupancy is six people per tent cabin and they would not comfortably sleep an additional person.

Do you have to have six people for a tent cabin?

If you pay the full rate for a tent cabin in addition to the per person camp fees, this rate reserves your tent cabin for up to six people.

Do you have to share a tent cabin if you do not have six people?

You do not need to share the tent if there are fewer than six people.

Which campgrounds have tent cabins?

Two Harbors and Hermit Gulch.

How far in advance can you book a reservation?

You can book up to one year prior to your arrival date.

What do you recommend I bring with me when camping?

We recommend bringing whatever camping supplies you personally need, anything from tents, stoves, lanterns, sleeping bags with pads, though these items can also be rented.

Are there showers at the campground?

Two Harbors, Little Harbor and Black Jack all have outdoor cold water showers. Parsons Landing is a Primitive campground and has no running water.

Do you have equipment rentals?

Yes. The rangers keep a supply of four-man tents, sleeping bags with pads, two burner propane stoves and propane lanterns.

How big are the lockers?

The locker sizes vary slightly, but the approximate size is 1 ft wide by 2 ½ ft deep.

How far is it from Two Harbors campground to the village?

Approximately ¼ mile along a footpath.

Can you have open fires?

Campfires are allowed in the designated fire rings only. Each campsite has a fire ring. There are two fire rings in the Two Harbors village as well.

Do the boat-in sites have facilities?

Boat-in sites do not have facilities. Campers must boat-in and boat-out everything including toilets.

Are there moorings at Little Harbor?

There are no moorings at Little Harbor, though boaters may anchor.

Can you visit the campgrounds and not stay the night?

You cannot use any of the sites for day use except for Shark Harbor.

Can you stay in a group campsite with less than 20 people?

Yes, if it is available. If your group is under twenty people you must pay for a minimum of twenty people.

Are there rangers at the campgrounds?

In the off season (fall, winter and spring) there are 2-3 rangers to service Two Harbors, Little Harbor, Parson's Landing and Black Jack campgrounds. During the summer season there are live-in rangers at Two Harbors and Little Harbor campgrounds.

Can you drink alcohol at the campgrounds?

Only if you are 21 or older.

Is there electricity at the campgrounds?

None of the campgrounds have electricity.

What can you bring on the Safari Bus?

Your camping and personal gear. The Two Harbors bus can accommodate a limited number of bikes. No pets allowed on the buses.

Is the Safari Bus a tour?

No. It is transportation between Two Harbors and Avalon and it stops at Little Harbor. There is a bus change at the airport, then a stop at Black Jack before going on to Avalon.


**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.