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Santa Cruz Island campgrounds fill up over Labor Day Weekend

Island Packers takes campers from Ventura to Santa Cruz Island

VENTURA, Calif. – Island Packers dropped off plenty of campers at Santa Cruz Island over the long Labor Day weekend.

Campers make reservations with the Channel Islands National Park and then ride over aboard Island Packers that departs the Ventura Harbor.

On the way over they saw plenty of dolphins.

Once on Santa Cruz Island, day visitors and campers can enjoy kayaking in caves and snorkeling in protected areas.

Visitors can bring their own kayaks and snorkel gear or rent them with the Channel Islands Adventure Company.

The company offers guided tours.

Hiking is also a big attraction at the pristine island National Park.

Hikers are likely to see Island Fox that have made a comeback on the Channel Islands. The foxes can only be found on the Channel Islands.

Sarah Lockwood of Carpinteria took it all in during her trip.

She said it was her first time to camp on the island where she also celebrated her birthday.

For more information visit islandpackes.com and www.nps.gov.

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