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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  • Although the island and ferry ride over were very pleasant, there is a staggering lack of information provided on the website to plan the trip. First of all, there is no mention of a cost for the ferr...  more »
  • Plan to spend the night. Main campground is really well maintained with running water bathroom. Also has rugged back country spots. Spend time talking to the ranger; very interesting. Pick your topic:...  more »
  • Cumberland island is located in the State of Georgia, on the border with Florida. It is a real island, completely cut off from the land, on the one hand by the Atlantic Ocean, on the other hand, Fanxi river-bluff Creek. You can get there by ferry, which transports only people, not machines (in the same way are forbidden for transport kayaks and pets). The ferry goes from ST MARYS nearest town minutes 50. The island is a wildlife sanctuary: oak forest with the stunningly beautiful trees, Sandy coastal dunes, wetlands and meadows. Pretty much all kinds of animals and birds. The feeling that you live in a Zoo: raccoons, armadillos, opossums, deer-it's all koposhitsja and climbs around the camp. One of the natural attractions of the island on which they ride tourists watch-feral horses-Mustangs. For a longer stay on the island there are several campgrounds. The largest and close to the pier-Sea Camp is equipped with a toilet, drinking water, showers, there are Sockets for charging phones. The people there are, but all the seats under the tent so aptly arranged that no feeling of populousness-all very lonely and quiet. And of course there are the beaches. Very beautiful and absolutely deserted, writing that 30 more kilometers. This is of course not a complete camping, but with children it. Very successfully blends comfort and wildlife with kostrovo-camping romance. Especially cool to go there with good company for a few days-there is where to walk and see.
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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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