Cumberland Island National Seashore, Cumberland Island

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Catch the ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore for hiking, surf-fishing, and camping. The island, approximately 1.6 km (1 mi) from the mainland, features a central maritime forest with deer, wild horses, and hogs. Choose from many walking and hiking trails and numerous backcountry/wilderness and seaside camping sites. Visit the Dungeness mansion ruins, destroyed in a fire, and see the Plum Orchard Mansion, built in the Georgian Revival style, which covers 1,858 sq m (20,000 sq ft). Reservations are a must for the ferry and campsites, as only 300 people are allowed on the island at any time. Camping permits are provided during camping orientation. Be aware that the reservation system is a bit convoluted. Put Cumberland Island National Seashore and other Cumberland Island attractions into our Cumberland Island vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Thanks to the protected status of most of this island, you will not find tennis courts, golf courses, paved roads or any tiki bars, What you will find is maritime forest, a beach that looks untouched ...  more »
  • We had a fabulous time on the island. We took the 11:45 ferry there and returned on the 4:45 one. This was plenty of time to check out the ruins and spend some time on the beach. It was pretty cold wh...  more »
  • Had a good day visiting Cumberland. The van tour is good for seeing the entire island in a day. Plum Orchard Mansion is gorgeous. Only had an hour left though to visit beach. 
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  • What a rich history this island has. From mansion ruins in the South, pristine beaches to the East, lowlands on the West, you can find an amazing abundance of life across this National Seashore. Great photo opportunities await those willing to trek through the moss draped coastal live oak forests. Visit many historical sites scatted throughout the island, my favorite attraction being the Dungeness Ruins. Wild horses graze through the forest and beaches, sometimes seen running through the crashing waves. I recommend a visit sometime in your life as this island has mystifying attributes. Pack bug spray, sunscreen, and water for your adventure.
  • I loved it & we can't wait to go back & explore the rest!
  • I live there. Awesome and pretty island
  • Looking forward to visiting 2016.

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