Catalina Island Camping Info
Catalina Island offers five campgrounds and a number of boat-in only primitive campsites.
Hermit Gulch Campground is tucked away beneath the trees in scenic Avalon Canyon. Close to both
hiking trails and downtown Avalon, Hermit Gulch is ideal for campers who want to explore Catalina’s
interior, as well as enjoy Avalon’s restaurants, shops, tours, activities and nightlife. Amenities include
water, showers, lockers, restrooms, tent cabins, picnic tables and BBQs.
Black Jack Campground is nestled among pine and eucalyptus just below 2,093-foot Mount Orizaba,
Catalina’s highest point. This tranquil campground offers miles of hiking trails and sweeping views of
rolling hills all the way down to the ocean. Bus transportation to Black Jack trail head is available from
Two Harbors or Avalon. Amenities include water, restrooms, picnic tables, BBQs and fire pits.
Little Harbor Campground has been called “One of the Best Campgrounds in the West” by Sunset
Magazine. Accessible on foot or by bus, this breath-taking beachfront campground on the backside of
Catalina is 6.5 miles from Two Harbors by road and five miles via the Trans Catalina Trail. Amenities
include water, showers, restrooms, picnic tables, BBQs and fire pits.
Parson’s Landing is a three-mile paddle or seven-mile moderate hike from Two Harbors. This remote
beachfront campground offers eight primitive sites, with long stretches of pristine sand, and miles of
trails to explore Catalina’s west end. Amenities include restrooms, BBQs and fire pits. Shade structures
and water are not provided.
Two Harbors Campground is located on a bluff just a short walk from Two Harbors. This oceanview
campground offers tent sites, tent cabins, and group camping areas with easy access to hiking trails and
water activities. Amenities include water, showers, restrooms, picnic tables, BBQs and fire pits. Tent
cabins offer small refrigerators, heaters and community kitchen facilities.
Primitive Boat-In Campsites are available by reservation only at nine anchor-in coves located between
Two Harbors and Avalon. No moorings are available. Campers must pack out all trash and provide their
own water and port-a-potty. Campfires are allowed in BBQ/fire ring areas only.
Camping Permits are required year-round and are issued upon check-in at Two Harbors Visitor Services,
Hermit Gulch Campground, or Island Plaza Camping Center in Avalon. The maximum stay is 10
consecutive days. Camping rates are per person, per night, and vary depending on season and days of
Camping Reservations for all campsites above can be made online with Reserve America or by calling
877.778.1487. A $9.25 service fee will be applied to your reservation. For groups of 20 or more, please
call 310.510.2000 ext. 4242, or email email@example.com.