Angel Island State Park Campground California
Angel Island State Park Overview
Angel Island State Park offers unique environmental campsites on an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay offering incredible views of the San Francisco skyline, Marin Headlands and Mt. Tamalpais. The campground has 10 primitive campsites scattered around the island (East Bay, West Garrison, Ridge and Sunrise). One of the campsites is for kayakers. Group camping is also available at North Garrison. Campsite #10 is for ADA.
Keep in mind that the environmental camping at Angel Island is a backpacking experience. You’ll need to carry your equipment to your campsite (some up to 12 miles). Each camping area has a toilet, most are vault but a few have flush toilets nearby (Kayak/Group and Site #10). Each campsite also has a table, tent area and food storage cabinet. Water is also available at each site.
You can access the island either by private boat or the Blue & Gold public ferry service (from Alameda, Oakland or San Francisco). You can also take the Tiburon/Angel Island ferry service.
The campground is open year round. Check in time is 2pm and check out is 12pm. Campers must register at the park office in Ayala Cove before sunset and can stay up to 7 consecutive days (8 people per site max). Charcoal grills or campsites are permitted in campsites, but wood fires are not allowed. Each site has a tent pad, food locker and table. Campground amenities include drinking water and vault toilets. Dogs are not allowed, with the exception of service animals. Picnic and day-use areas have shelters, tables and BBQs.
You might also like Kirby Cove Campground in Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Angel Island State Park – Area Recreation
Biking is popular on the island and bike rentals are available. Visitors can also enjoy visiting the many historic military structures including Camp Reynolds (dating from 1863). The U.S. Immigration Station is also a must see. It was in operation from 1910 to 1940 and processed nearly a million immigrants from more than 80 countries. Other activities include fishing, kayaking, boating, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.
China Camp State Park is also a nice (tent-only) campground located next to San Francisco Bay.
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- Boat Slip Rental
- Campsite Tables
- Cell Service - Good
- Drinking Water
- Food Storage Locker
- Group Camping
- Picnic Tables
- Ranger Station
- Recycling Center
- Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
- Visitor Center
- Bird Watching
- Cultural Sites
- Historic Sites
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Trails
- Surf Fish
- Walking Trails
- Wildlife Viewing
San Francisco, California
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Angel Island State Park Comments & Reviews
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For the amazing views, having the island to yourself at night, and a complete history lesson as well as a unparalleled unique experience, Angel Island is a must. Campsite #1 is best for seclusion, privacy, and shelter from weather.
The island is small but well worth the visit. I also stayed at C/G #1. Views of the skylines of the east bay, bridges and San Francisco at night were quite nice as like watching the passage of the commuter ferries in the morning.
Hiking up to the top of Mt. Livermore is a short but hard walk but the views are well worth the effort.
Thanks for the review of Angel Island State Park. We are hoping to get out there later this year to get photos of each of the sites, etc.