Operating Hours & Seasons
The visitor center is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Park facilities are closed on December 25.
Cumberland Island is located seven miles east of St. Marys, Georgia, and is only accessible by boat. A concession operated passenger only, foot ferry departs from downtown St. Marys. Reservations for the are recommended. Find out how to make reservations by clicking here.
Visitors must check in at the Cumberland Island Visitor Center 30 minutes prior to departure. Failure to check in will result in cancellation of reservation.
Spring/Summer/Fall (March 1 to November 30)
Spring/Summer (March 1 to September 30)
there is also a 2:45 p.m. departure from Cumberland Island Wednesday through Saturday.
Winter (December 1 to February 28)
Did You Know?
There are many special species that rely on barrier islands such as Cumberland. They include wood storks, piping plovers, least terns, gopher tortoises, manatees and sea turtles.