So I visited Angel Island this Saturday (first time ever). Some info that might be relevant:
- Campsites are by booking. Online availability and booking tool at www.reserveamerica.com/campsiteCalendar.do?page=matrix&calarvdate=05/09/2011&contractCode=CA&parkId=120003
- General Advice seems to be that Campsite 1 (and the East Bay Campsites) are the least windy/preferred. Others can get quite cold/windy.
- No camping store etc. though so need to be bring everything in. Will have to lug camping stuff 2-3 miles and a couple of hundred feet elevation. One restaurant at Ayala Cove..usual junk food and sandwiches/salads.
- Paved road 5 mile circumference around the island. Easy walking, biking. Other bike routes also available..more suitable for MTB type bikes.
- Hike to highest point on Island, 800 ft.
- Ferry from Tiburon (for East Bay folks) and SF. Tiburon ferry is $13.5/per person round trip. Last ferry to Tiburon leaves at 5:20 p.m.
- Overall a pleasant experience, Interesting history of Chinese immigrants and military bases... but there were many people around and I could even hear music wafting up from the boats going moored around the island. To me felt very much like an urban experience...but probably quieter when the last boat leaves.