Cumberland Island National Seashore


Cumberland Island National Seashore Cumberland Island is 17.5 miles long and totals 36,415 acres of which 16,850 are marsh, mud flats, and tidal creeks. It is well known for its sea turtles, wild turkeys, wild horses, armadillos, abundant shore birds, dune fields, maritime forests, salt marshes, and historic structures.

Visit Cumberland Island National Seashore for a natural experience: sun and sand, beautiful vistas and relaxing atmosphere.

Be prepared for your journey - No food or drinks available on the island. Restrooms and water fountains are the only services provided. Other suggested items to bring include sunscreen, insect repellant, comfortable clothing and shoes as well as a hat.

Interpretive programs are conducted each day upon ferry arrival and at 4:00 p.m. at the Sea Camp Ranger Station on the island.

Tours to the Plum Orchard Mansion are conducted the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Access to Plum Orchard is by ferry, departing the Sea Camp dock.


Ice House Museum - Contains artifacts and photos dealing with the island's history. Covers history from the Native Americans through the Carnegie Era. The Ice House Museum is located at the Dungeness Dock on Cumberland Island.

Mainland Museum Building - The exhibition uses pieces from the collection to highlight the people of the island. The lives of Native Americans, African Americans, the Carnegie family as well as others who lived on the island in the 19th and 20th centuries are seen in the island environment. The museum was designed to provide a glimpse of Cumberland Island to those who are unable to visit the island. The Museum is located on Osborne Street, two blocks from the waterfront. (912) 882-4336.

Sea Camp Ranger Station - Contains Natural History exhibits and information. Bathrooms and water fountains. Public docking is also available. The Sea Camp Ranger Station is located at the Sea Camp dock on Cumberland Island.

Entrance Fee - $4 per person over age 16 per visit
Camping Fees - $4 per person per day (Sea Camp), $2 per person per day (Back Country)
Ferry Fees - $17 (Adults), $15 (Seniors 65 and older), $12 (Children 12 and under)
Reservations are required for both ferry rides and camping

Getting There:
Cumberland Island is located seven miles east of St. Marys, Georgia, and is accessible by a concession operated passenger ferry.