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Catalina Island Camping
Find your slice of island paradise
Go beyond the daily grind and the day-to-day to immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty on a camping getaway. New experiences abound to inspire your story, creating a balance between exhilarating moments and peace and tranquility.
We offer campgrounds in Avalon and on the west end of the island in Two Harbors. There are also great opportunities to explore more remote parts of Catalina Island at Black Jack Campground, just below 2,097-foot Mt. Orizaba, Catalina Island’s highest peak; Parson's Landing, a secluded beach campground seven miles west of Two Harbors; and Little Harbor on the backside of Catalina, rated "One of the Best Campgrounds in the West" by Sunset Magazine. Or for a truly unique experience, explore our 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 (in addition to regular tent sites). Whatever campground or site you choose, we hope you enjoy the island’s never-ending beauty and warm hospitality.
Hiking to Campgrounds
Two Harbors to Little Harbor: Approximately 5 miles.
Two Harbors to Parsons Landing: Approximately 8 miles via the fairly flat coastal route or approximately 6.5 miles via the more strenuous mountain route.
Two Harbors to BlackJack Campground: Approximately 14.5 miles via the Trans Catalina Trail.
- Gear hauls are not offered to Parson’s Landing – camping equipment and luggage must be backpacked and carried.
- Potable water is available at every campground except for Parson Landing. Campers at Parsons Landing can purchase a locker, which contains 2 gallons of water, 1 firewood bundle, and 1 fire starter. Lockers are located at the campground. Combinations can be picked up at the Two Harbors Visitor Service Center before campers begin their hike.
Campground reservations open online every year on January 1st at 12:00 am, pacific time for the upcoming year. January reservations can be made over the phone with Two Harbors Visitor Services starting December 1st. For groups of 40 or more, camping reservations open on November 15th. Group camping reservations can be made by calling 310-510-4242. Two Harbors Visitor Services is open daily from 8 am - 5 pm. Campgrounds have a minimum night stay unless hiking and camping along the Trans Catalina Trail.
Trans Catalina Trail
WARNING: If Catalina Island is experiencing adverse weather, there is a possibility of trail, road, and campground closures. High winds could result in possible ferry boat cancellations. Please watch the weather, especially during winter months. For updates on closures call Two Harbors Visitor Services at 310.510.4205 or Catalina Conservancy at 310.510.1445.