San Miguel Island Closed To Public

Island was a World War II test site

POINT MUGU, Calif. - San Miguel Island just off our coast, is off-limits right now. The navy is concerned the island may have unexploded military ordnance on it.

That is a major concern, because the national park service wants to make more areas of the island accessible to the public for hiking and overnight camping. The navy used the island as a bombing test range from world war two until the 1970's.

Naval officials have not given a timeline to reopen the island to the public. For more information regarding Naval Base Ventura County, please call the NBVC public affairs office at 805-989-9234.

For more information about National Park Service programs at CINP, call the NPS public information office at 805-658-5725. 

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