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This website is brought to you by the Angel Island Association,
in cooperation with the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Park Highlights:
bullet The Angel Island Immigration Station Barracks and grounds are reopening on February 15. Read more.
bulletMembers of the press were invited on a preview tour of the restoration in December. Here are three of their reports:
bullet CBS5, including a video
bullet San Francisco Chronicle
bullet Marin Independent Journal
bulletIf you are visiting Angel Island specifically to get an Immigration Station tour, please contact the State Park Volunteer Coordinator (send email to the Volunteer Coordinator or call 415-435-3522) to verify staffing plans for your date. Specific information on tour procedures and costs for 2009 are now available.  The park is not accepting reservations for tour dates in February, 2009.
bulletSee photos of progress of the project up to the completion of the restoration work. Last updated 8/16/07.
bulletOur calendar of park activities was updated 2/4/09.
bulletOn Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, a wildfire erupted on Angel Island State Park, closing it for a week. All areas of the park have been re-opened to the public, including trails and camping. The park service does encourage visitors to stay out of the burned area, due to possible unknown hazards. For more information and photos, click here.  
Angel Island Association has received many calls asking how to help. To volunteer to help with after-fire work, please email the Angel Island State Park volunteer coordinator at . If you'd like to support Angel Island Association and its work to support this park, please use Paypal to make a donation, below.
bullet Official PayPal SealThe Angel Island Association (AIA) supports preservation, restoration, and interpretation of the natural and historic resources at Angel Island State Park, including the time and costs associated with developing and maintaining this website. Your financial support is always welcome. Make a tax-deductible donation using a secure PayPal Process. Learn more about how you can help the AIA and the park.


bulletDo your shopping online at the AIA Gift Shop  which features books and souvenir items unique to Angel Island. Your purchases support the preservation, restoration, and interpretive efforts of AIA.
bulletIf you lived here prior to 1985, please contact us via our Past Connections page. We would love to hear from you!

Angel Island State Park - Overview

Angel Island is a hilly, grass and forest-covered island, the largest in San Francisco Bay. It is located one mile from the Tiburon Peninsula. The park covers 740 acres and is 788 feet high at the top of Mt. Livermore. It provides spectacular views of Marin County, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate, and the entire Bay Area. In addition to recreational facilities (hiking, biking, camping, boating), it is rich in historical significance.

For over six thousand years, it was used by Miwok Indians as a fishing and hunting site. For almost 100 years - stretching from the Civil War to the Cold War - the island housed a variety of military installations, including supporting troops on their way to and from the Pacific Theaters in WWI and WWII. It also played a major role in the settlement of the West, serving both as a Public Health Service Quarantine Station, and an Immigration Station.

Today, trails and fire roads provide easy access to the whole island, including many historic sites and breathtaking views. Tours are available at many of the historic sites, especially on weekend days during the high season from April to October or November.

Select a topic:

Island Information:

bulletThe park's location 
bulletHours of operation 
bulletGeneral Information 
bulletTours and Special Event Permits 
bulletTransportation options 
bulletTrails and maps 
bulletCamp sites 
bulletRecreation facilities 

Points of Interest:

bulletEarly History 
bulletAyala Cove Quarantine Station
bulletCamp Reynolds 
bulletFort McDowell 
bulletImmigration Station 
bulletNative Inhabitants 
bulletNatural history, plants and animals 
bulletHow Mount Livermore got its name

AIA and State Park Contact information:
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Specific questions about tours or facilities:
General questions or comments: AIA at
Questions or comments about the web site:  Webm at
The site is designed and managed by: Lynn Eichinger LE at

Angel Island Association * P.O. Box 866 * Tiburon, CA 94920 * (415) 435-3972 * (415) 435-2950 (fax)
The Angel Island Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The Angel Island Association (AIA) supports preservation, restoration, and interpretation at Angel Island State Park, including the time and costs associated with developing and maintaining this website. Your financial support is always welcome.

Angel Island State Park *  P.O. Box 318 * Tiburon, CA 94920 * Information line: (415) 435-1915 
Volunteer Office: (415) 435-3522 * Rangers: (415) 435-5390

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Site Map
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AI Map
'07 AL Benefit Pix
Ayala Cove
Camp Reynolds
Civil War Days
Contact Us
CR Officers
Early History
Fort McDowell
Gift Shop
Gift Shop Orders
Historic Sites
Immigration Station
IS Hospital
IS Interiors
IS Photos
IS Tours, 2009
IS Restoration Intro
IS Work - 2005
IS Work 2006 Pt.1
IS Work 2006 Pt.2
IS Work 2006 Pt.3
IS Work 2006 Pt.4
IS Work 2007 Pt.1
IS Work 2007 Pt.2
Kai's Journey
Living History Program (LHP)
LHP Application
McDowell Slideshow
Membership Order
Miwok History
Miwoks to Missiles
Mooring Info
Mount LIvermore
Natural History
Nike Installation
Past Connections
Photo Gallery
Potomac Tour
Quarantine Photos
Quarantine Station
Scholarship App.
School Tours
Travel Scholarship
Victorian Days
Victorian Xmas
Visitor Info
Volunteer Roles
WWI Photos

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