Channel Islands National Park, California, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Channel Islands National Park, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Channel Islands National Park, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Channel Islands National Park, California, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Channel Islands National Park, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Channel Islands National Park, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Channel Islands National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Touchless thermometer

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Channel Islands National Park, California, United States of America by month

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January

January in Channel Islands National Park is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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February

February in Channel Islands National Park is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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March

March in Channel Islands National Park can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

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April

If you visit Channel Islands National Park during April, you may see that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day.

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May

If you visit Channel Islands National Park during May, you are likely to see that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day.

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June

If you visit Channel Islands National Park during June, you will probably notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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July

If you vacation in Channel Islands National Park during July, you might see that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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August

August is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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September

September is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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October

Traveling to Channel Islands National Park in October, you will notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Channel Islands National Park is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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December

December in Channel Islands National Park is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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