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.
* 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.angelisland.org, 415/435-3522, or 415/435-5390 for general info; www.reserveamerica.com or 800/444-7275 for camping permits).
Also located in San Francisco Bay, Angel Island State Park's Immigration Station was the first stop for immigrants crossing the Pacific.
You can do the tourist thing and head out to Alcatraz or Angel Island State Park. Or you can be a savvy East Bay or Marin County local and head to Giants games by boat; you dock right at Pacific Bell Park.
* SAN FRANCISCO BAY Angel Island State Park. Take Perimeter Road around the island, stopping for a picnic anywhere along the way Or climb up 781-foot Mt.
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.