Camping is the most intimate way to enjoy the Island’s rugged beauty. Catalina Island has five campgrounds as well as primitive boat–in only campsites. Looking for something close to Avalon? Hermit Gulch Campground is located on Avalon Canyon Road approximately 1.5 miles from the Avalon boat landing. For a more rugged experience, Black Jack Campground is nestled among pine and eucalyptus trees near Mt. Orizaba within Catalina’s inland. Rated “One of the Best Campgrounds in the West” by Sunset Magazine, Little Harbor Campground is a sandy, beachfront campground located on the “backside” of the Island. Parson’s Landing is a remote camping experience located seven miles from Two Harbors on the west end of the Island. Two Harbors Campground is just 1/4 mile from the village of Two Harbors, with easy trail access to the town’s amenities. For those looking for true seclusion, there are 17 Primitive Boat-In Campsites at nine locations along the coast between Two Harbors and Avalon that are only accessible by boat.