Angel Island - Alite Designs

Angel Island

Angel Island

Throughout the centuries, Angel Island has been many things to many people: a Miwok Indian hunting ground, a basecamp for early Spanish explorers, an immigration and detention center, and a Nike missile sight, to name a few. Luckily for us, today, Angel Island is an outdoor explorer’s paradise, sitting smack dab in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Though it’s just over one square mile in size, the island is jam packed with opportunities for hiking and biking, educational tours, picnics, and 360 views of the Bay Area. It’s not everyday you get to go island camping amidst the backdrop of a thriving urban metropolis, but Angel Island is dotted with 16 scenic day use areas and campsites where you can pitch a tent and take in the view.

Highlights:

  • #AliteFreshAirClub to earn your Camp merit patch
  • For non-boat owners, daily ferry service will take you and your bike to and from the island
  • Campsites are located around the Island, each offering a unique view
  • Feeling adventurous? Kayak only campsites are available
  • Lots of wildlife to see: deer, seals, sea lions, humming birds, owls, egrets, and pelicans
  • Explore 8 miles of paved roads and 13 miles of trails for hiking and biking
  • Tram and Segway tours are available
  • Hike up to Mt Livermore, the tallest point on Angel Island, for a picnic and some stunning panoramic views of Mount Tam, the Marin Headlands, and the city skyline
  • Beach access
  • Take a tour of the Immigration Station and other historic buildings from Angel Island’s storied past