Boston Harbor Islands State Park
Open: Late June to early September
Number of Sites: 42
This 17-island state park is part of the 34-island Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area. They are a wonderful natural resource, only 45 minutes by ferry from downtown Boston. Seventeen of the islands are managed the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Six of the 17 islands, and Webb State Park, a 36-acre peninsula in Weymouth, are staffed and open for public use daily during the summer and weekends in the spring and fall.
Overnight camping is permited only on designated islands, including Grape, Bumpkin, Lovells, from late June to early September. Camping is by reservation only and a fee is charged. Camping on the islands is a primitive camping experience. Weather conditions are variable and temperatures in the harbor are usually cooler than those on the mainland. There is no water or food available on the islands, so please plan accordingly. See ferry information above for transportation to the islands. Camping on Grape, Bumpkin, and Lovells: To reserve campsites on Grape, Bumpkin, or Lovells call toll free 1-877-422-6762 or reserve on the web at www.reserveamerica.com.
Lovells Island offers picnic areas, scenic overlooks, 11 campsites and a swimming beach.
Peddocks Island has 10 campsites and its trails pass by a salt marsh, a pond and mature coastal forests.
Bumpkin Island offers one group and 10 individual campsites are available on this 35-acre island.
Grape Island offers 1 group and 10 individual campsites, and many wooded trails.
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