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Planning underway to replace deteriorating Anacapa Island dock

Anacapa Island Dock
National Park Service

VENTURA, Calif. -- Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Ethan McKinley announced Tuesday that work is underway on planning a replacement for the existing dock at Anacapa Island.

The new dock will have a vertical lifting platform that will allow visitors and park staff to easily move from vessels to the landing dock. This new lift system requires widening the dock footprint by approximately six feet, according to the National Park Service.

The project will also improve passenger and cargo operations, preserve cultural landscape characteristics, increase sustainability and ensure the protection of marine and terrestrial environments. 

Anacapa Island will be temporarily closed to the public while construction takes place. Construction is estimated to occur in fall 2021. Updates on the project schedule will be posted on the park website at

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