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.
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.Read More
Come Explore our Lands and Legacies
Explore a different side of Cumberland Island via a van. This park led, daily tour is an arduous journey for over 30 miles over unpaved roads.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
The War of 1812 ended when the Treaty of Ghent was signed December 1814, but Gen. George Cockburn occupied Cumberland Island from Jan-March 1815 offering freedom to 1,500 enslaved African Americans who escape to Cumberland Island.