Park Alert

Ferries to Georges Island are suspended through Tuesday, June 25, due to waterline repairs. Ferries to Spectacle Island and Peddocks Island will operate on the regular summer season schedule.

Gallops Island

An island that once served a variety purposes is now the location of wild vegetation and structural ruins.

With rocky beaches, beautiful salt spray roses, and vistas atop grassy bluffs, this small island has served a number of purposes over the course of history. It was once the home of John Gallop, one of the region’s first harbor pilots. The island later served as the location for a restaurant and inn, military camp, quarantine station, and radio school.

Unfortunately, due to the presence of asbestos, the island is currently closed to the public. Boaters traveling with their own vessels can learn about nearby moorings on the boating page.

Outer Brewster Island


  • Moorings
Bumpkin Kayaking by Kerry Hawkins

Recreation & Activities

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What you should know before you go to the parks.

Know Before You Go

  • Gallops Island is closed to the public.

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