Cumberland Island Camping
Important for Campers
* You must have a reservation to camp on the island
Making Camping Reservations
To make reservations for camping please visit:
search "Cumberland Island Permit"
Reservations can be made up to six months in advance.
Permits and Fee Requirements
Camping Rules and Restrictions
America the Beautiful PassesSenior and Access passholders are entitled to a 50% discount on camping fees at individual sites. The passholder must present the pass in person, with ID at the Mainland Visitor Center. The discount will be processed on site.
*No pass discounts on group campsites.
Returning on the ferry?
Campers staying at Sea Camp and Stafford Beach Campgrounds
Campers staying at Hickory Hill, Yankee Paradise, and Brickhill Bluff Campgrounds
Campers can make a special request to return on the 4:45 P.M. ferry by contacting the Ferry Office. Due to the likelihood that the 4:45 P.M. ferry will be full, these requests will be subject to availability.
Sea Camp Campground
Located just a half mile from Sea Camp Dock and Ranger Station, this campground is the largest, most developed, and most popular campground on the island. It is common for this campground to fill up.
Distance from dock: Half mile from Sea Camp Dock
Stafford Beach Campground
This campground is a bit smaller and more primitive than Sea Camp, but still offers the comforts of restrooms and fire rings. It is common for this campground to fill up.
Distance from dock: Three and a half miles from Sea Camp Dock
There are three designated campgrounds located within Cumberland Island's designated wilderness. Camping at any of these sites offers a different experience from developed campgrounds. Campers should be well prepared, have proper gear, be knowledgeable in its use, and self reliant. For those ready to meet the challenges of wilderness travel, they will be greeted with solitude, beauty, and an escape like no other.
Distance from Sea Camp Dock:Hickory Hill - 5.5 miles north; located in the middle of the maritime forest
Yankee Paradise - 7.5 miles north; located 1 mile from Plum Orchard Mansion
Brickhill Bluff - 10.5 miles north; located on a short bluff overlooking the Brickhill River
*There are no designated campsites at the wilderness campgrounds. Set up camp within 50 yards of the designated signs at each site. Tread lightly. Try to limit your impact by not creating new camping areas or trenching around tents.
Last updated: November 8, 2017