Angel Island State Park


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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.

See other parks in California.
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Ferry ride across the Bay to Angel Island State Park, which earned the nickname of "Ellis Island of the West"
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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.
March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tourism Cares, the premier charity in the travel industry dedicated to preserving the travel experience, is targeting Angel Island State Park for a massive, work-day volunteer event.
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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.