Boston Harbor Islands Campground

Boston Harbor Islands Campground
The Boston Harbor Islands are less than an hour's ferry ride from downtown Boston. This national park area has campsites on four of 30 harbor islands and accessible to the public via passenger ferry service or private boat. Camping is available on Lovells, Peddocks, Grape and Bumpkin Islands and reservations are required. The four island campgrounds have no water for flush toilets (composting only), showers or drinking but offer a great primitive experience within sight of the Boston skyline. Interpretive tours and public safety is facilitated by at least two island rangers 24 hours a day. The Park`s waterways are patrolled by local, state and federal enforcement/emergency response authorities.

One night minimum stays are accepted.


Within Facility
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating (Motorized)
  • Boating (Non-Motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Stations
  • Fishing
  • Group Day-Use
  • Hiking
  • Historic Site
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Picnicking
  • Scenic Viewing Area
  • Swimming
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
Within 10 Miles
  • Camping/Wilderness


Boston Harbor Islands SP
Hingham MA 02043

To receive an Official Transportation Map of Massachusetts call Ma. Highway Dept. at (617) 973-7800 or Ma. Office of Travel and Tourism at 800-227-MASS. On the web: or

MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
Boston Harbor Islands State Park
349 Lincoln St. Bd. 45, Hingham, MA 02043

Boston Harbor Islands are passenger boat access only.

Ferry Service is available from the Fore River Shipyard on Rte. 3A Quincy, MA and at Long Wharf, Boston. Due to the economy and availability of overnight parking, campers are encouraged to depart from the Fore River Shipyard on Rte 3A Quincy. For directions, park information and current Ferry schedules, please go to or call park information at 617-223-8666.

Private boaters may off load passengers and equipment at the dock but must anchor off shore out of the main fairway. A dinghy is available on Grape and Bumpkin Islands for access to anchored vessels.

Private Boaters use USCG chart #13270.

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