Cumberland Island National Seashore, Cumberland Island

4.8
#2 of 9 in Nature in Georgia Coast
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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  • July 31, 2017
    I have only been to Cumberland Island once before, and it was 35 years ago! I was worried that my memory of how amazing the island was wouldn't be what it was in the present day! The ferry ride was be...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Visiting Cumberland Island was an experience like no other. My fiance and I stayed at the Riverview Hotel directly across the street from the ferry the evening before. I would suggest this. Not just b...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    Need I say more? I never wanted to leave. A complete gem of a place! Seriously, bring sunscreen & reapply (unlike me) & lots of water - there's no shade. Be prepared to take all of your trash back on ...  more »
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  • February 13, 2017
    Wow! What a great trip. Well organized, felt safe, saw lots of wildlife and wonderful photo ops. We went shelling, hiking, took many pictures and met many new friends along the way. Would recommend being prepared for current weather, have water, back pack and cell phone handy. This trip will wear you out in a good way. Can't wait til next year. You can't do it all in one day.
  • June 18, 2017
    A great combination of hiking and beach.
  • September 17, 2016
    The best national Park I have ever been to.
  • September 13, 2016
    One word for this place AWESOME!!!
  • March 11, 2016
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