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Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

In the middle of San Francisco Bay sits Angel Island State Park, offering spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. The island is also alive with history. Three thousand years ago the island was a fishing and hunting site for Coastal Miwok Indians. It was later a haven for Spanish explorer Juan de Ayala, a cattle ranch, and a U.S. Army post. From 1910 to 1940, the island processed thousands of immigrants. During World War II, Japanese and German POWs were held on the island, which was also used as a jumping-off point for American soldiers returning from the Pacific. In the '50s and '60s, the island was home to a Nike missile base. Today, there are two active Coast Guard stations - at Point Blunt and Point Stuart - on the island. Angel Island became a State Park in 1958.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours

  • 8 a.m. to sunset

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Backpacking Camping
  • Boating
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Iron Ranger
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Store - Convenience
  • Visitors Center
  • Volleyball
  • Water Sports
Alerts and Important Information
Angel Island SP is on reservations All Year.

Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

Customers must show proof of reservation (cofirmation letter) to ferry operator to aviod paying park entrance fee.

  • Camping on Angel Island is a backpacking experience. Sites are from 1 to 2.5 miles from the ferry dock. Transportation is not provided to the campsites. Bicycles are allowed. Paved and dirt access roads have an elevation gain of up to 250 feet.
  • Weekday ferry service to Angel Island during the winter months is limited and subject to change. Call the ferry company ahead of time to confirm schedule.
  • The Cove Cafe, bicycle rentals, and tram tours are generally not available during the winter months. Call ahead.
  • Vehicles, dogs, skates, skateboards, and scooters are prohibited on Angel Island at all times.
  • Getting There:

    Access to the Island is by Public Ferry or private boat.
    Campers should arrange travel before reserving.
    Register before sunset at the Ayala Cove kiosk or Ranger Station.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    P.O. BOX 318
    TIBURON CA 94920

    Phone Number:

    Information: (415)435-5390