• Lush vegetation on the top of Spectacle Island's North drumlin dominates the foreground. Boston's skyline can be seen in the distance.  The park's logo with tag line minutes away, worlds apart empashises the stark contrast between the city and islands.

    Boston Harbor Islands

    National Recreation Area Massachusetts

Fees & Reservations

Boston Harbor Islands is a Partnership park; fees and reservations vary. Common types of fees and reservations are listed below:

The park does not charge an admission fee, but a transportation fee applies for the public ferry. Reservations are recommended. Please note that National Park Land Passes do not cover transportation fees.

Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation requires recreational or special permits for some types of activities, fees may apply. Reservations are required for camping, fees apply.

Many of the programs offered by the park are free. Reservation fees apply for Boston Light tours and may apply for some special boat tours or programs.

The Trustees of Reservations charge a nominal fee for entrance to Worlds End.

Visit bostonharborislands.org to plan your trip.

Did You Know?

A Path at Worlds End

Worlds End was a proposed site for the United Nations Headquarters in 1945 and a nuclear power plant in 1965. Now part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, it includes 251 acres of undisturbed grasslands and over 4 miles of footpaths.