Angel Island State Park Travel Guide

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Angel Island State Park Things to Do

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    by Basaic Written Dec 18, 2009

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    There is a Visitors Center, with a canon outside and various displays inside between the place where the ferry docks and the Ayala Cove Picnic Area. The center is housed in the old bachelor officer's quarters.

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    by Basaic Written Dec 18, 2009

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    Ayala Cove was a great place to have a picnic. There was a nice place to cook the food and more than ample picnic tables. The scenery was beautiful too. There were restrooms right there.

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    by Basaic Updated Dec 18, 2009

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    The ferry from San Francisco arrives at a pretty little area called Ayala Cove. The Visitors Center, the trailhead for the hiking trail and a nice picnic area are located by the cove. This was the destination for our group. We were having a picnic to celebrate the upcoming marriage of my nephew. The kids really enjoyed the small beach at Ayala Cove.

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Angel Island State Park Transportation

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    by maryellen50 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    AOn a clear day on Angel Island from atop Mt. Livermore hikers can view the Golden Gate, Bay, Richmond/San Rafael, San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges often being referred as a 5 bridge day.
    This gem of the California State Park system offers panoramic vistas of the entire Bay including the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Skyline, Marin, and Mt. Tamalpais.

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    by Basaic Updated Dec 18, 2009

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    You can also use your own boat to get to Angel Island. They have docking space and even an area that looks like a olace to practice driving your boat.

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    by Basaic Updated Dec 17, 2009

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    One of the main ways to get to Angel Island is via ferry boat from Pier 41. The round trip takes about 3 hours and costs $8.45 per person. The trip itself is fun and interesting with nice views of Angel Island and the San Francisco skyline. You also pass by Alcatraz Island. Well worth the time and money. Tickets can be purchased online or at the kiosk by Pier 39. Buy two one way tickets, they are valid for any departure for 6 months.

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Angel Island State Park Sports & Outdoors

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    by Basaic Written Dec 18, 2009

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    There is a 5 mile hiking trail on Angel Island. It is not a very easy trail as it rises several hundred feet in elevation and is steep in places. You do, however, get to see some of the more interesting historical sites and you get a great view from the top of Mount Caroline Livermore. I walked only a short distance on the trail, as I was here for the picnic.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, a hat, sunscreen.

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