October 27th update – Park closure extended through Nov. 11th while work continues on a mainland dock solution. A tentative target date set for resuming operations on Sunday, November 12th, contingent upon favorable weather conditions and potential construction delays.
Cumberland Island National Seashore will remain closed to all visitation through November 11th, 2017. Ferry and camping fees will be automatically refunded. A tentative target date has been set for resuming regular operations on November 12th. This is a target date only and is contingent upon favorable weather conditions and potential construction delays. The opening date will be reevaluated and is subject to change dependent on the progress of necessary recovery efforts.
Cumberland Island’s mainland docks were destroyed during Hurricane Irma. Progress is being made on a mainland dock solution. The City of St. Marys, Lang’s Seafood Inc., and the National Park Service are continuing to work together toward resuming regular ferry operations. The Gilman dock, owned by the City of St. Marys is undergoing necessary work that will allow it to accommodate ferry operations.
The park and its partners are making preparations for the necessary changes that will come for ferry check in and loading. Step-by-step information on preparing and checking in for your trip to the island are being produced and will be posted here and on the park’s Facebook page.