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Camping, hiking, biking and tours located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Angel Island has a three thousand year history, beginning with the Coastal Miwok Indians as a hunting and fishing site. Later as a haven for Spanish explorer Juan de Ayala, a U.S. Army post, and a processing point for immigrants from 1910 to 1940. During WWII, Japanese and German POW's were held on the island and soon to follow, a Nike missile base. Angel island became a state park in 1958.

Access to the park is by public ferry or private boat. Campers should arrange travel before making reservations. Bring charcoal or a camp stove. No wood fires allowed. After sunset private boats must anchor offshore or on mooring buoys in Ayala Cove.

A concessionaire, Angel Island Tram Tours & Catered Events, operates a cafe and tram tours in the summer, by arrangement the rest of the year. Bike rentals are also available. For information on tours call 415-435-3522, transportation 415-435-1915 then #2.

Location: Angel Island California Telephone Toll Free: 800-444-7275

Other California State Parks nearby:
(Angel Island) Angel Island State Park
(Livermore) Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area
(Glen Ellen) Jack London State Historic Park
(Marshall) Marconi Conference Center State Park
(Novato) Olompali State Historic Park
(Montara) Point Montara Light Station

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