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Camping at Boston Harbor Islands

The Boston Harbor Islands offer campsites with a view of the Boston skyline. Reserve your site today for an island adventure close to home.


Camping at Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is currently suspended due to insufficient restroom facilities.

DCR is working to upgrade these facilities, but until that time, camping will remain suspended for the remainder of the season for the safety of visitors and protection of island resources. Updates will be added to our website ( as they become available. Questions can be emailed to

Camping is limited to 4 islands.

  • Peddocks
  • Lovells
  • Grape
  • Bumpkin

The camping season typically runs from the end of June to Labor Day weekend. You must make reservations for your campsite. While planning your trip, make sure to also buy your ferry tickets.

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Camping conditions

Rustic camping is available at Lovells, Grape, and Bumpkin Islands. This means:

  • No flush toilets
  • No showers
  • No fresh water
  • No electricity
  • No telephones
  • No onsite supplies

You must carry in, carry out all supplies and waste from these islands.

Peddocks Island offers yurts plus individual and group campsites. Yurts are equipped with furniture and electricity. Electricity and running water is also available at the visitors center.

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