Park Alert

End of public ferry season: As of October 9, regular public ferry service to the Boston Harbor Islands has ended for the season. Visit the calendar page for information about off-season cruises and programs.


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Temporary Ban on All Open Flame and Charcoal Fires at Massachusetts State Parks

Boston Harbor Now

Effective immediately, and continuing until further notice, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will implement a temporary ban on all open flame and charcoal fires across the entire Massachusetts State Parks System in an effort to prevent wildland fires due to severe drought conditions. During the temporary ban, small portable propane grills are still allowed at campgrounds and recreation areas where grilling is permitted. 

WHERE:       Entire Massachusetts State Parks System 

WHEN:          Tuesday, August 23, 2022 – until further notice

Open Flame Ban 2022


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