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.

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50th Anniversary Commemoration

In October 2022, Cumberland Island National Seashore turns 50! Join us for a year-long series of events to commemorate this important event.

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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.

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Online Camping Reservations

If you are looking to camp on Cumberland Island you will make your reservation online through Recreation.gov.

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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.

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

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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: March 19, 2023

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Mailing Address:

101 Wheeler St
St. Marys, GA 31558


912 882-4336

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