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Parsons Landing

Island seclusion right on the beach

Parsons Landing is a secluded beach campground located seven miles west of the village of Two Harbors. The eight primitive sites accommodate up to eight people each and are accessible only by a moderately difficult hike or kayak trip. Shade structures and running water are not provided; you must pack in your supplies.

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Facility Info


  • BBQ and Fire Ring
  • Picnic Table
  • Chemical Toilet
  • Water & Firewood

Guests must purchase at least one locker key with their reservation. Each locker contains one bundle of firewood and 2.5 gallons of water. Additional lockers are available by advance purchase only.

Directions to Campground

Parsons Landing is a moderately difficult seven-mile hike from Two Harbors or a two-and-a-half-mile hike from Emerald Bay. You can also kayak to the campground.


  Adult Child
Summer Rates (3/8 to 10/28) $24 per night $15 per night
Winter Rates (1/1 thru 3/7 and 10/29 thru 12/31) $19 per night $10 per night
Holiday Rates (3 night minimum) $25 per night $16 per night

Locker Keys are $20 and include 1 bundle of wood & 2.5 gallons of water. A minimum of 1 locker key must be purchased with your reservation. These items are kept in a locker at Parson's Landing. Pick up your key at Visitor Services in Two Harbors. Additional keys may be purchased. Weekends have a 2-night minimum, holidays have a 3-night minimum.


Reservation are required for individual camping. Please book online using the Book Now link above. For groups of 20 or more adults, please call: 310.510.2000 ext. 4242 or email camping@scico.com. A $9.25 service fee is added to all online reservations.

Equipment Rental

Select camping equipment is available for rent from Two Harbors Visitor Services. For more information, please call 310-510-4205.


Campers must first check-in at Two Harbors Visitor Services to get a key for your lock box containing wood and water. Fox boxes are available onsite for campers use. There is a 10-day maximum stay at all campgrounds.


Check in after 2 pm
Check out by 11 am
Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of reservations.

WARNING: If Catalina Island is experiencing adverse weather there is a possibility of trail, road, and campground closures. High winds could result in possible express 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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