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.

Free Access

Embark on an adventure to the Boston Harbor Islands with friends and family and discover the wonders of the islands!

Free Ferry Days

Take advantage of special opportunities to visit the park for FREE!

Thanks to the National Park Service and our other generous funders, we are able to offer several Free Ferry Days with access to Georges or Spectacle Islands from downtown Boston’s Long Wharf North. This year’s calendar features three Free Ferry Days to Spectacle and Georges Islands:

All Free Ferry Days offer tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Boats fill up quickly, so please arrive early to ensure your space on the ferry. No groups, please – tickets are available to groups of 4 or fewer.

2019 Season Free Ferry Day Dates and Important Information

Date Description Download
May. 18, 2019 Opening Day VIEW EVENT
Aug. 9, 2019 Free Fun Friday VIEW EVENT
Oct. 13, 2019 Free Ferry Day VIEW EVENT

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