Operating Hours & Seasons

Mainland Visitor Center

The visitor center at the waterfront in St. Marys is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Park facilities are closed on December 25.

Sea Camp Ranger Station

Located at the Sea Camp dock on Cumberland Island. Hours are 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. when staff available

Mainland Museum

Located at 129 Osborne St in St. Marys, the museum is open daily 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ferry

Cumberland Island is located 7 miles east of St. Marys and is accessible only by boat. A concession operated passenger ferry departs from downtown St. Marys. No cars, kayaks, bikes or pets allowed on ferry.

The ferry boat schedule is as follows:

Spring/Summer/Fall (March 1 to September 30)

The ferry departs St. Marys at 9:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and departs from Cumberland Island at 10:15 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., daily..

Winter (December 1 to February 28)

The ferry departs St. Marys at 9:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and departs from Cumberland Island at 10:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Thursday through Monday. There is no ferry service on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Private Boats

Private boats are allowed on the island. Docking is on the north end of each of the ferry docks on a first come- first serve basis. Docking hours are sunrise to sunset.

Emergencies

Law Enforcement rangers are available to respond to emergencies after hours. In an emergency, call 9-1-1 on cell phones. Emergency radios are located on the porch at the Sea Camp dock and east of the Plum Orchard mansion on Table Point Road.


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