Great campgrounds and state parks welcome you to Greater Boston and Cambridge

Perhaps surprisingly, travelers can find campgrounds in Boston, MA – at the Bosto harbor Island National Park, a cluster of 34 islands in and just beyond Boston harbor and a 45-minute ferry ride from downtown Boston. The Boston Harbor Islands, where public facilities are undergoing recent and large-scale renovation projects, offer shell and slate beaches as well as swimming beaches. It is a wonderfully unusual way to combine an urban and rustic vacation, with a short ferry ride connecting the two worlds.

Islands in Boston Harbor, and easy ferry ride from downtown. Swimming, hiking, picnicking. A fun day trip

Watch the gleaming lights of downtown Boston from a rustic-style campsite. Rustic camping means no flush toilets, showers, fresh water, electricity, public telephones, or onsite supplies. Take the ferry for easy access to any of four islands for camping: Grape, Bumpkin, Peddocks or Lovells. Reservations are required. Find a ferry to the islands.
See Boston Harbor Islands for full description of this park.