Some park access has changed due to current health regulations around COVID-19.


All camping and reservations for DCR properties have been suspended until further notice.

Deer Island park areas are temporarily closed to public access.

Worlds End is now open by advance reservation only.

Webb Memorial parking lot is closed until further notice.

Thompson Island is closed to the public until further notice.


Most DCR park areas remain open for passive recreation.  Click here to learn more about how to safely enjoy time outside.


Activities, ranger tours, and most programs are included with your ferry ticket.

Peddocks Island: Rich History, Vital Future

Peddocks Island, a series of drowned drumlins, is part of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.

It’s currently the largest of the 34 Boston Harbor Islands that is open to the public. Home to historic Fort Andrews, walking tours, geological features, and archaeological sites, the island is in the midst of an exciting redevelopment planning process led by Boston Harbor Now with the National Park Service and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Cheri Ruane of Weston & Sampson Design Studio, lead consultant for the island’s development plan, and Alice Brown of Boston Harbor Now, will discuss fascinating highlights of the island’s past, present, and future.

Join us from 6:00pm-6:30pm for a celebration of Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands’ 40th anniversary, with light refreshments and interactive exhibits. The program will be from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at

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