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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  • A visit to Cumberland Island National Seashore is a total treat. It is a trip, however, that needs careful planning if one is to be able to fully access all this island has to offer. Visit the Nationa...  more »
  • A natural beauty a.long the Georgia seashore, rich in history, and the wild horses and wild turkey add to the flavor of the island. Plum Orchard mansion and the Dungeness Ruins are a must see.  more »
  • I understand things happen but even the backups failed today. Of 3 boats all 3 failed for a 9:00 departure time today. So the NPS came to pick us up and take us to the island. They said the boat was l...  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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