Alerts & Conditions
Trail Closures update Dec 12thOld House Creek Trail remains closed due to down debris following the Dec. 2nd tornado. The trail remains impassable and tree hazards exist. Pratts and Parallel trails are open. Ferries and campgrounds operating normally.
Ferry operating on Winter schedule Dec., Jan., and Feb.There will be no ferry service on Tuesdays & Wednesdays during the months of December, January, & February. For a full schedule of days & times the ferry is operating visit the Operating Hours & Seasons page.
Carts not permitted North of Sea Camp beginning 2019Carts and wheeled coolers of any kind will not be permitted North of the Sea Camp area beginning January 1st, 2019. Campers with reservations at Stafford Beach,and all wilderness campgrounds should plan on backpacking all gear to those sites.
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12/12/2018 - Tornado recovery continues. Pratts and Parallel trails reopen. Old House Creek trails remains closed.
Cumberland Island crews have cleared Parallel and Pratts trails. They are now open and passable. Old House Creek trail remains closed (see map). Down debris has made the trail impassable and tree hazards exist. Crews will be working to clear Old House Creek trail in coming days.
On the afternoon of December 2nd, a tornado touched down on Cumberland Island near Old House Creek and crossed just South of the Stafford Beach Campground. No injuries were reported.
The storm impacted a line across the island that was between approximately 1/3 and a 1/2 mile wide. Significant tree damage was sustained but no structural damage was reported.
If traveling through this area please follow all posted closure signs and following guidance from park rangers.
All ferry service and campgrounds are operating normally.
Last updated: December 12, 2018