Cumberland Island National Seashore is the largest and southernmost barrier island in Georgia offering visitors over 17 miles of secluded, white, sandy beaches. Take the short ferry ride out to this unspoiled island and you'll feel you have stepped back in time. On this National Seashore, it is the animals that rule and people are only visitors. Wild horses run free through the marshes and wind swept dunes, while the inland forests shelter deer, alligator, armadillo, and mink.
Visitors can also explore the ruins of the once magnificent Carnegie Estate, "Dungeoness".
Visitor Center is open daily 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday-Saturday. Park facilities are closed on December 25. Cumberland Island is located seven miles east of St. Marys, Georgia, and is only accessible by water. Passenger ferry departs from St. Marys. The ferry does not transport pets, bicycles, kayaks, or cars. Reservations recommended: Cumberland Queen, P.O. Box 1203, St. Marys, GA 31558. Tel: 912-882-4335 & 887-860-6787.