Angel Island State Park
Angel Island State Park information
Rising from the middle of San Francisco Bay, Angel Island has served as a military base, immigration station, WWII Japanese internment camp and Nike missile site, leaving it some interesting and thought-provoking forts and bunkers to explore. Spread out a picnic in a protected cove overlooking the close but immeasurably distant urban grid, or explore this domed beauty on foot or bicycle.
Although the island was scorched by a devastating 2008 fire that burned a third of the park’s 740 acres, you'd hardly know it today. All around you’ll spot signs of the land repairing itself.