High Season 8:00am to Sunset Low Season 800am to Sunset
Angel Island State Park
As a reminder, Californians are encouraged to avoid road trips and stay close to home, maintain physical distancing, wear a face covering when a physical distance of six feet from others who are not from the immediate household members cannot be maintained, and avoid congregating. Everyone has the responsibility to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
Here are some additional guidelines for locals visiting Angel Island State Park:
What is open now?
- Day Use Boat Docks
- Overnight Vessel Mooring area (No Rafting/Side by Side Tie Ups)
- Restrooms/Kiosk by docks
- Individual Picnic Tables
- Ferry from Tiburon, for schedule: www.angelislandferry.com
- Ferry from San Francisco, for schedule: www.blueandgoldfleet.com
- Angel Island Café (to go orders only), Bike Rentals, Tram Tours, for schedule: www.angelisland.com
What is currently closed?
- All buildings including Visitor Center and Immigration Station barracks
- Immigration Station tours
- Group Picnic Areas
Are there any new visitor guidelines?
Yes, please see below:
- Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park to allow for the required physical distance.
- Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash. Restrooms will be temporarily closed in order to keep up with cleaning schedules.
- Stay Covered: The state now requires you to wear a face covering in most indoor settings and public outdoor spaces when you cannot maintain physical distancing of six feet or more from people outside of your immediate household. For details, please visit CDPH’s guidance here. Visitors should also abide by their local county health orders.
Statewide, California State Parks continues to work with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved. Even though the department has increased access across the State Park System, the need for Californians to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the outdoors remains critical. >
For information on statewide current closures and available services, please visit parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.
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)
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.