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.

A white ferry boat carrying passengers approaching the dock of a tree covered island.

Ferry Times and Schedules

Find out what you need to know about ferry times and seasonal schedules so you can plan your trip to the island.

Tents and picnic tables surrounded by saw palmettos under a canopy of live oak branches.

Make Camping Reservations

With 19,000 acres of upland, 18 miles of undeveloped beach, 5 campgrounds, and thousands of years of history, there is a lot to see and do.

Rent or Bring your Bike


Biking can be a great way to explore the island. Find out how.

Fire burning in palmettos at water's edge

Wildland Fire

Learn more about wildland fire management and active fires on Cumberland Island.

One room white church with a red rundown house in the back

Lands and Legacies Guided Tour

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

Last updated: April 22, 2017

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Mailing Address:

101 Wheeler St
St. Marys, GA 31558


(912) 882-4336

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