Angel Island State Park

Angel Island State Park


Location:Park is located in San Francisco Bay and is accessible only by private boat or public ferry from San Francisco, Tiburon, or Vallejo.
Facilities:9 environmental campsites (campers should be prepared to carry equipment up to two miles), picnic areas, hiking trails, bike trails, boat mooring, visitor center, restrooms, exhibits, food service (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, boating, bicycling, interpretive programs, guided tram tours, guided kayak trips around the island.
Special Features:The island is rich in history and, among other things, has been a Miwok Indian hunting ground, a Civil War encampment, a World War II POW camp, an Immigration Station, and a Nike Missile Base (1952-1962). Situated in the middle of San Francisco Bay, the park offers spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin Headlands, and Mount Tamalpais.
Address:c/o North Bay District Office
PO Box 123
Duncan Mills, CA 95430

Phone:415-435-1915
Web: www.angelisland.com
Size: 756 acres.

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Eco-Island will work to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in the San Francisco Bay Area by making Angel Island State Park a showcase of proven green technologies that make cost-effective use of the abundant wind and solar resources of the region.
The Alameda/Oakland Ferry has begun weekend service from the East Bay to Angel Island State Park.
Presenting sponsor Foghorn Press organized a flagship march to save Angel Island State Park in San Francisco, scheduled to close as a result of cuts in California's state parks budget.
Many have fallen to shopping centers and houses, of course, but they're also being removed from gardens and parks: Angel Island State Park, for example, and the University of California, Berkeley, campus.
INFO: Angel Island State Park (11 campsites from $20; www.
You can do the tourist thing and head out to Alcatraz or Angel Island State Park.
A World War II Army base, an immigration station (once known as the Ellis Island of the West), and a Civil War camp - Angel Island State Park boasts a fascinating history.
A refreshing wilderness, Angel Island State Park offers a convenient escape in the midst of San Francisco's well-traveled waterways.
It's now tradition with the Robert Trefry family of Sunnyvale, California, to invite a big gang to celebrate Dungeness crab season (November 13 through June 30) at Angel Island State Park in San Francisco Bay.