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.
Where Nature and History Meet
Be Ready! for your visit.
The Be Ready! page provides info on the new check in process, a checklist for being prepared, and video & trail guide to the Southend Loop.
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.
Biking can be a great way to explore the island. Find out how.
There are a number of ways to take part and volunteer at Cumberland Island. Learn more about what current opening might be right for you.
Last updated: February 2, 2018