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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.
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

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.