High Season 8:00 am to Sunset
Low Season 8:00 am to Sunset
Angel Island State Park
What is open now?
- Selected restrooms.
- Visitor Center
- Individual and Group picnic areas.
- Immigration Station - Barracks Museum (Entry only, no guided tours.)
- Wednesday-Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
- Saturday-Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
- CLOSED Monday - Tuesday, grounds open
- Masks are not required inside if fully vaccinated.
- Day use boat docks.
- Overnight mooring buoys in Ayala Cove. Pay before tying up.
- Angel Island services are currently limited. 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.
- Special Events Permits.
- Charter Boat Permits.
- Film Permits.
What is currently closed?
- Immigration Station guided tours.
- Some restrooms.
Protect yourself, family, friends and your community by following these prevention measures:
- Know Before You Go – Prior to leaving home, check the status of the park unit you want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. Have a back-up plan in case your destination is crowded. Stay home if you are sick
- Plan Ahead – Some restrooms will be temporarily closed to keep up with cleaning schedules. Bring soap/hand sanitizer.
- Play It Safe – Find out what precautions you should take when exploring the outdoors, especially if this is your first time visiting the State Park System. Learn more at parks.ca.gov/SafetyTips.
Be COVID-19 Safe– State Parks continues to follow guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health:
- Fully Vaccinated Persons: Face coverings are not required in public outdoor settings.For indoor public settings, such as museums and visitor centers, all vaccinated individuals are to self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry.
- Unvaccinated Persons: Face coverings are required in indoor public settings such as museums and visitor centers.
- Leave No Trace – Leave areas better than how you found them by staying on designated trails and packing out all trash. Do not disturb wildlife or plants.
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)
- Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (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.