Plan Your Visit
Your journey begins in St Marys, Georgia. Here you will board the ferry bound for Cumberland Island National Seashore, visit our museum and our visitor center and enjoy learning a bit about the history and nature of the area with purchases made in our small Eastern National run bookstore. Preserved and protected for future generations, Cumberland Island National Seashore includes a designated Wilderness area, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, critical habitat and nesting areas, as well as numerous plant and animal communities. Interpretive and educational programs are available and you may hear compelling stories of the many people who have shaped and been shaped by Cumberland Island. Take time to plan your visit so that you can enjoy the vast experiences Cumberland Island National Seashore has to offer.
Here are just a few helpful hints to ensure you have a safe and fun day. Please see our other pages to help plan your trip to Cumberland Island National Seashore.
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.