Angel Island State Park

UPDATE (March 31, 2020): This park is temporarily closed to vehicular access. The park remains open for locals who wish to walk, hike and bike (in parks with bike trails) in the park, provided they practice social/physical distancing of 6 feet or more. This is not the time for a road trip to a destination park or beach.

In an effort to prevent visitation surges and help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), State Parks has implemented the following safety measures to date:
  • Closed some parks, meaning all trails and restrooms within these parks are closed.
  • Closed vehicular access at remaining parks, including for off-highway vehicle riding.
  • Closed all campgrounds, museums and visitor centers.
  • Cancelled all events.

A list of closures is available online at parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve. The list is dynamic and updated on a regular basis.

Just a reminder that ferry services are not transporting visitors to Angel Island State Park. In addition, the campsites including overnight mooring and docks are closed at this time.

California State Parks thanks you for your patience and understanding during these challenging circumstances. For additional questions, please call the park at (415) 435-5390 or email Tours.AngelIsland@parks.ca.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.

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

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

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).
  • 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.

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