Cumberland Island National Seashore, Cumberland Island
(4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This place is amazing, has excellent scenery. The beach has white sand and has great geographical importance. It will take 2-3 hrs to hike around the entire place. The team which works here are very v...  more »
  • Previous visits over 35 years have been to walk the paths and boardwalks, watch the life in the marshes, check out the horse herds, and walk the miles of unspoiled beach. This visit was for the Lands ...  more »
  • We had heard about trips to Cumberland Island from our friends in Lexington KY so while we would be in Savannah, we decided to make reservations for the ferry and the Land and Legacies Tour. I had ass...  more »
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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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