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Bay Area Backcountry: San Francisco North

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Angel Island State Park

Angel Island is out in the middle of San Francisco Bay . Camping there is well worth it - you stand a strong chance of sharing the island with only a dozen or so other people, none of them within eyeshot.

For day travellers, there are nice roads for cycling, bike and kayak rentals, a coffee shop, and a mini-mountain to climb.

There are nine environmental sites. Potable water is available at each site. The last ferry off the island leaves at 4:30pm - after that you may have the place to yourself. Reserve a campsite well in advance.

A weather note: think of Angel Island as a cold version of San Francisco. Bring warm clothing - lots of warm clothing if you will camp.


Mountain Biking

Getting There

The only way onto the island is by ferry - board the ferry at Fisherman's Wharf, Tiburon, or Vallejo. Tiburon is the cheapest choice, expect around $10 for Fisherman's Wharf or Vallejo, and $7 for Tiburon. The ferry ticket includes admission to the park.

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