High Season 8:00am to Sunset Low Season 800am to Sunset
Angel Island State Park
Here are some guidelines for people visiting Angel Island State Park:
What is open now?
- Boat Docks and Vessel Mooring area
- Restroom/Kiosk by docks
- Ferry from Tiburon - Angel Island Tiburon Ferry
- Tram Tours
- Cafe (to go orders only)
What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?
At this park:
- All buildings
- Immigration Station tours
- Many campgrounds across the state remain closed until further notice. Some campgrounds have started to reopen with modifications. For more information, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/COVID19Camping.
- High public-use indoor facilities, including museums and visitor centers.
- Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice.
Are there any new visitor guidelines?
Yes, please see below:
- Stay Local: Although businesses around the state are opening up, Californians should not travel significant distances for pleasure or recreation and should stay close to home. Parking is very limited or closed at park units across the state. Walk or bike to parks in your local neighborhood. Do not travel if you are sick or if someone in your household has had coronavirus in the last two weeks.
- Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
- Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
- Stay Covered: The state now requires you to wear a face covering in the outdoors when you cannot stay at least 6 feet away from others who are not your immediate household members. For details, please read California Department of Public Health’s guidance for the use of face coverings here. Visitors should also abide by their local county health orders.
Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.
About The Island
Angel Island State Park, the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay, offers some of the best views of the surrounding Bay Area. With great hiking trails and many other recreational opportunities readily available, Angel Island is truly a hidden gem in the midst of the urban Bay Area.
Angel Island is truly a walk through time! Beginning with the earliest inhabitants, the Coast Miwok, Angel Island was a seasonal hunting and gathering location for the local native tribes, a safe refuge and supply stop for Spanish explorers like Juan Manuel de Ayala, one of the first to map the San Francisco Bay.
From 1910 to 1940, the U.S. Immigration Station processed hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the majority from China. During World War II, Japanese, and German POWs were detained at the Station before being sent to facilities farther inland.
The Island has been a cattle ranch and beginning with the Civil War at Camp Reynolds, the Island has nearly 100 years of military history. With the outbreaks of WWI and WWII thousands of troops both returning and embarking for conflicts around the world were processed through Angel Island. In the '50s and '60s, the Island saw its last military service as a home to a Nike missile base.
In 1954 the transition of Angel Island as a California State Park began. Starting with Ayala Cove on the western side of the Island, park visitors had the first opportunities to enjoy the beauty of this amazing Island. In the early 60's the final departure of the military allowed the rest of Angel Island to become park lands and the rest is history!
Additional Visitor Services
- Alcatraz Cruises, LLC (Alcatraz/Angel Island Tours & Ferry Service)
- Blue and Gold Ferry Service (Ferry Service from San Francisco)
- Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry, Inc. (Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry Service)
- Urban Park Concessionaires (Café and Tours)
- Angel Island Conservancy (Cooperating Association with State Parks)
Location - Directions
Access to the Island is by private boat or public ferry.
From San Francisco - Blue & Gold Ferry Service www.blueandgoldfleet.com
From Tiburon - Tiburon/Angel Island Ferry Service www.angelislandferry.com
There is limited weekday ferry service to Angel Island during the winter. Check with ferry provider.
- Dogs are NOT allowed on the island, service animals excepted. This does not include the use of emotional support animals which are not covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Collecting or destroying anything in the park, including mushrooms, is prohibited.
- Bicycles are allowed on Angel Island, all riders under 18 years of age are required to wear helmets. Bike rentals are available seasonally.
- Roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, and scooters are prohibited.
- Charcoal grills or camp stoves are permitted in campsites, no wood fires allowed.
- Night travel after sunset on the island is prohibited in some areas for park security and public safety.