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Blackjack Campground

Great Views at Catalina's Highest Campground

Black Jack Campground is nestled among pine and eucalyptus trees near 2,097-foot Mt. Orizaba, Catalina Island’s highest peak. Situated several miles from both Avalon and Two Harbors, Black Jack offers a tranquil camping experience in the island’s interior. The campground is 1,600 feet above sea level and offers eleven sites with sweeping views of rolling terrain all the way down to the ocean.

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Facility Info

Facilities and Activities

  • Picnic Tables
  • BBQ and fire ring
  • Showers
  • Fresh water
  • Chemical toilets

Directions to Campground

Black Jack Campground trail head is 9 miles from Avalon and 11.8 miles from Two Harbors. It's accessible either on foot or by taking the Airport Shuttle from Avalon, or the Safari Bus. Once at the trail head, it is a 1.5-mile moderate hike into the campground.


  Adult Child
Summer (Mar 8 to Oct 28) $24 per night $15 per night
Winter (Jan 1 to Mar 7 and Oct 29 to Dec 31) $19 per night $10 per night
Holiday (3 night minimum) $25 per night $16 per night

*Weekends have a 2 night minimum, holidays have a 3 night minimum.

Reservations Required

Book online or call 310.510.TENT (8368). Please note that reservations booked over the phone are subject to a $10 administration fee. A $9.25 service fee is added to all online reservations. For groups of 20 or more adults, please call 310.510.2000 ext. 4211 or email camping@scico.com

Cancellation Policy: Full refund for reservations canceled 72 hours in advance of arrival date.

Weather Conditions: If rain or wind is in the weather forecast, please be aware the Catalina Express boats may be canceled. Hiking trails and road closures on the island may occur due to rain or inclement weather conditions. Please contact the Two Harbors Visitor Service Center at 310.510.4205 for road closure updates and current status of hiking trails.

Equipment Rental

Selected camping equipment is available for rent from Two Harbors Visitor Services


Campers must check-in at either the Camping Center in Avalon, located at the Tour Plaza or Two Harbors Visitor Services in Two Harbors. There is a 10-day maximum stay at all campgrounds. Per Los Angeles County Fire, no fires or charcoal are allowed at Blackjack campground. Propane stoves are fine for now. We will resume when the drought is over.  


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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. You can call the Two Harbors Visitor Service Center for updates on closures, 310.510.4205.

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