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Angel Island State Park

November 16, 2018: All Bay Area California State Parks are OPEN currently but our concern is with our visitors and employees' health. California State Parks is advising visitors to minimize or refrain from active outdoor recreation due to the unhealthy air quality.  Scheduled interpretive programs, special events or other park concessions may be closed or cancelled. Our thoughts and hearts are with the communities affected by fires throughout the state. Up-to-date information on air quality and guidance to limit exposure is available at www.baaqmd.gov

Phone Number

(415) 435-1915

Park Hours

High Season 8:00am to Sunset Low Season 800am to Sunset

Ayala Cove Kiosk
415-435-5390

Driving Directions to Angel Island SP

Access to the Island is by private boat or public ferry from San Francisco or Tiburon. Weekday ferry service to the island during the winter is provided by the Blue & Gold Fleet from San Francisco. The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry provides ferry service to the island from Tiburon during the weekdays in the winter on a charter only basis.

Camping and Lodging

Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


Angel Island Ferry Service Public Input

CA State Parks is currently writing two separate Requests for Proposal (RFP) for ferry service from Tiburon and San Francisco to Angel Island.  For more information about these concession opportunities and how you can be involved in commenting on the formulation of these documents, please follow the link to below and read more about where we are in the process.

Click here for more info: CA State Park Current Concession Opportunities

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 over 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 - Several ferries are available during the peak season to take you to Angel Island. San Francisco Ferry Oakland/Alameda Ferry (Peak Season ONLY) 415-773-1188)
  • Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry, Inc. (Tiburon Ferry Service - Several ferries are available during the peak season to take you to Angel Island. Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry 415-435-2131)
  • Urban Park Concessionaires (Café and tours) 
  • SF Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) (Ferry service from Alameda County)

Location - Directions

Access to the Island is by private boat or public ferry.
From San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda - 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).
  • 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.

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Available Activities and Facilities at Angel Island State Park

BOATING
Boating
Boat Ramps
OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Primitive Camping
TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Swimming
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Museums
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Food Service
Camp Store
Restrooms