Bumpkin Island
Bumpkin Island
4.5
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Small and picturesque, Bumpkin Island was home to Native Americans, a fish-drying operation, tenant farmers, a naval training camp, polio patients, and more. Now it’s a quiet camping destination, with ten smaller campsites (max. capacity 4 each) and one group campsite (max. capacity 25). Its slate and shell beaches and open areas make Bumpkin a relaxing place to wander. Walk trails lined with wildflowers. Explore the remains of a stone farmhouse and children’s hospital. Watch the sun rise from your campsite.
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Jesse H
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A previous review said there was an "Island Closed" sign on Bumpkin in July. I visited by boat yesterday and saw no sign. Either the island is open now or I am a horrible trespasser.

Nice hike. I'm a little embarrassed that we walked within four or five feet of a doe without seeing her. We were about ten feet past her when she made a scrambling noise and we turned and saw. She looked healthy, not panicky but nervous enough to skedaddle across the path and up the hill into brush.
Written 28 August 2019
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Herb C
Cape Cod, MA22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
The island is beautiful and only a stones throw from Hull. Kayaked over the other day and there's 'Island Closed - No Trespassing' posted on the dock. Why? Isn't this part of the park? Is there something we should know?
Written 12 July 2019
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Rick K
Hull, MA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
I kayak there with the grandkids from Hull. The island has a number of features. The views of Boston and Logan are beautiful. There is camping with tables and grills at each site. Regular stop for ferry if you don't want to kayak or take your own boat. A hike around the island (about 20 minutes) you are likely to see animals such as deer, foxes, wild turkeys, and bird watching. The hike also takes you by old farmer stone house ruins and WWII buildings. You can fish from the shore or pier. There are restrooms. No potable water. During summer there is a Ranger on duty.
Written 14 April 2019
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Thanks for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed Bumpkin Island.
Written 15 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

R 🎃🎃
Salem, MA99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
I wasn’t sure what I getting myself into agreeing to accompany some friends for this weekend camping trip to bumpkin island, but I was pleasantly surprised! This island is really cool! We arrive and are greeted by the very social and informative ranger, who invited us to a bonfire later that night. We then procure a nice campsite on the beach and go for a nice swim to cool off.
Walking the trails was really fun. There are a few different sites to see including view points and some ruins. We saw deer, turkeys and various types of birds.
I think it’s probably a one night kind of place since it’s not that big, but it’s a great place to hang out and get away from civilization. The views of Boston at sunset are absolutely stunning.
Written 8 August 2018
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Thanks a lot for your review Ryan! We are happy that you enjoy your trip.
Written 20 May 2019
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Classy323
Brockton, MA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Go to Nantasket twice a week during summer. Need to correct incorrect info previously given. Parking fee is $15 for Mass resident and $20 for out of state. You can also pay $60 for a season pass. Mass seniors can get a pass to park for free.
Jakes is a wonderful seafood restaurant on the water. Have fun!!
Written 12 August 2017
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Terri D
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Beach was nothing but rocks - no sand at all. Facilities were ok - clean at least. Not sure I would go back but had a good time with family.
Written 24 August 2016
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Herb C
Cape Cod, MA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
We've camped on Bumpkin several times and visited by kayak many times more. Each of the harbor islands are spectacular places to visit. Near the heart of the city but it feels so far away!
Written 28 September 2015
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Pnesoff
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Via kayak or boat - or when the tide is super low you can walk - a visit to this harbor island is just plan fun!
Written 19 June 2015
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ejja55
Hull, MA85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
Overseen by the State of Massachusetts, u can reserve campgrounds on several,of the Boston Harbor Islands. There are decent sanitary facilities provided and some nice trails, from which you might see deer, turkeys, pheasants and even coyotes, so keep your foodstuffs safely tucked away. You can set up tents on the campsites and have magnificent views of Boston as well as Quincy,Hingham/Hull Harbors. Catch some striped bass or flounder from th e shores. The island is served by an intra island ferry. Check with Boston Harbor Islands State Park system for times.. There is No Fresh Water Supply on the island. Overnighting fees apply, but not day visits. Park Rangers offer nature trail tours and great information.
Written 21 April 2015
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Joyce M
Hull, MA161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
The boat will take you to this picturesque
island where you can spend to day exploring, picnic or even camp out! It's a great family place.
Written 29 September 2014
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