About the District

The Channel Coast District manages the State Parks in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The District ranges from Point Sal State Park in northern Santa Barbara County to Mandalay State Beach in Oxnard, Ventura County. These Parks encompass over 8100 acres, including nearly 25 miles of coastline and include 2 State Parks, 3 State Historic Parks and 7 State Beaches. State Parks strive to preserve California’s extraordinary biological diversity and protect it most valued natural and cultural resources. This part of the Central Coast has so much to share about California’s history, from the deep culture of the Native Californians to the Spanish and Mexican periods. The preservation and protection of resources provides for the aesthetic, education, and recreational benefits for park visitors, now and in the future.


 District Headquarters

General Information: (805) 585-1869

District Office: (805) 585-1850
District Fax: (805) 585-1857
911 San Pedro Street
Ventura, CA 93001

La Purísima Area

Area Office: (805) 733-3713
2295 Purisima Road
Lompoc, CA 93436

Point Sal State Beach
Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park
La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Santa Barbara Area

Area Office: (805) 968-1033
Area Fax: (805) 968-5195
#10 Refugio Beach Road
Goleta, CA 93117

El Capitán State Beach
Gaviota State Park
Refugio State Beach
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

Ventura Area

Ventura Area Office: (805) 585-1850
901 San Pedro Street
Ventura, CA 93001

Emma Wood State Beach
San Buenaventura State Beach
McGrath State Beach
Mandalay State Beach

Carpinteria Area Office: (805) 566-2494
205 Palm Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Carpinteria State Beach


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