Contact Number

  • (415) 435-5390

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

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

Park Activities

Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails

Park Facilities

Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Primitive Camping
Food Service
Camp Store
Boat Ramps

Park Directions

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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 Golden Gate Ferry 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.

Tri-County Partnership to Create a Cleaner Coast

MARIN, SONOMA AND MENDOCINO COUNTY PARTNER TO CREATE A CLEANER COAST Teaching Leave No Trace Practices to Growing Visitor Audiences in Coastal Communities. Learn more by reading the Tri-County Partnership Press Release (6/15/2022).

Key Features and Services on Angel Island

  • Visitor Center
  • Individual and Group picnic areas
  • Campsites
  • Immigration Station - Barracks Museum: open for self-guided visits and reserved group tours; drop-in tours may also be available
    • Wednesday-Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
    • Saturday-Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
    • CLOSED Monday - Tuesday, grounds open
    • For group reservations click here
  • Immigration Station – Angel Island Immigration Museum: open for self-guided visits
    • Wednesday-Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
    • Saturday-Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day use boat docks
  • Overnight mooring buoys in Ayala Cove. Pay before tying up.
  • Angel Island services are open. Please check the schedule, reservation, and masking requirements for the ferry companies and on island services (food and transportation on the island) before planning your trip.


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

Location - Directions

Access to the Island is by public ferry or private boat.

From San Francisco
Golden Gate Ferry

From Tiburon 
Tiburon/Angel Island Ferry Service

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.