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Angel Island State Park

Contact Information

(415) 435-5390

Park Hours

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

Driving Directions to Angel Island SP

Access to the Island is by private boat or public ferry from San Francisco, Tiburon or Vallejo. There is no weekday ferry service to Angel Island during the winter.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

Online Reservations

Brochures and Campground Maps

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


Holiday Closures

Ferry service to Angel Island State Park will be interrupted on the following dates for the holidays:

November 27     Thanksgiving Holiday
December 25     Christmas Day

In addition to the dates above, the U.S. Immigration Station Barracks will be closed on the following dates:

December 22 - December 26, 2014
January 1, 2015

About The Island

Angel Island State Park, the largest 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!

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

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.

  Bicycles are allowed on Angel Island, all riders under 18 years of age are required to wear helmets. Bike rentals are available seasonally.
  Dogs are not allowed on the island, service animals excepted. 
  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.


Available Activities and Facilities at Angel Island State Park

BOATING
Boating
Boat Ramps
OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Primitive Camping
Boat-in/Floating Camps
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
Beach Area
Swimming
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Museums
Family Programs
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Food Service
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available