Angel Island Overnight Camping – An Amazing Experience

Angel Island sunsetHave you ever done camping on an island? If you haven’t yet, consider to do it this time on Angel Island. Angel Island is a fantastic island state park in the San Francisco Bay and if you are based in the bay area, it’s quite easy for you to get there. Here are a few useful tips.

How to Get There?

You can reach Angel Island via ferry from San Francisco, Tiburon and some other places. Be sure to check their timings as they are not available throughout the day. The short ferry ride is enchanting too. From the dock, there is a 40-minute walk. Mostly there are paved roads and only a few dirt trails. There is only an initial set of stairs, rest it’s a very easy hike.


You can stay here overnight. Campsite 1 is on the east side of the island and is sheltered from the attack of west winds.

This campsite will offer you stunning views of Oakland, the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. From here, an enchanting walk for around 100 yards through a thicket of trees will take you to the very secluded campsite 2. It’s a huge campsite with water, two picnic tables, charcoal grill and a bear locker.

Campsites 2 and 3 practically share a space. There are campsites 7, 8 and 9 too. All campsites on the west side of the island offer stunning views. However, there can be high winds. So, be prepared.

What to Do?

Though it’s small, Angel Island is impressive. Particularly it has a great array of wildlife, including lovely birds, deer and many raccoons.

A great time to hike to the peak is after 4 pm when there are only campers on the island. You can watch the amazing view of sunset over the entire bay from the peak. Besides the stunning sunset views, the island also offers some fun night hiking. Moreover, you get 360-degree mind-blowing views!

So, hopefully you’ve found another great campsite! When are you planning to go there?

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