Where Nature and History Meet

St Marys is the gateway to Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island. Here pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here.  Cumberland Island is also home to over 9,800 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness.


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Who you gonna call?

You've decided to take a trip to SE Georgia's paradise--and so has everyone else. Our reservation office is logging over 400 calls daily.

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First African Baptist Church, The Settlement, Cumberland Island

Come Explore our Lands and Legacies

Take a 30 mile guided van tour, over rough roads and through dense forests, to explore the history and environment of the north end of the island.

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The ferry to Cumberland Island

Sailing times and schedules

Visitors must check in at the Cumberland Island Visitor Center 30 minutes before departure to confirm their reservations. Learn more below.

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Trading Cards Collage

Trading Cards for Kids

Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.

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