Cumberland Island National Seashore, Cumberland Island

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#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 into our Cumberland Island trip maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cumberland Island.
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  • My family and I visited Cumberland Island on a Friday afternoon in December. It wasn't crowded at all and was the perfect time of year to visit to avoid the heat. Ferry: While planning your trip, make...  more »
  • Just returned from 5 days camping at Sea camp on Cumberland Island. This was the 5th year in a row that I have camped on the island with friends. Obviously, since I keep coming back I think the island...  more »
  • We came by private boat and anchored near the public dock. We took our dinghy into the park. It was a wonderful find. We walked the island and visited the various ruins and houses. Using your cell pho...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A great combination of hiking and beach.
  • The best national Park I have ever been to.
  • One word for this place AWESOME!!!
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