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  • Camping fees are $4 per person per day and the ferry cost $17 for Adults, $12 for children
  • Overall, this was probably one of the best camping experiences of our lives and we would love to return someday

    • by Julie the Reviewer
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      Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia is one of the most spectacular places to camp in America. My son and I camped there last February when the weather was perfect for outdoor fun. During the day the temperature was in the 60’s and at night it dipped into the 40’s. This is a government protected island, pristine with wildlife and rich in history.

      The island has several camp sites and also allows backcountry camping. We camped at the Sea Camp which is about a mile walk from the ferry dock.


      It has restrooms, cold showers, about 20 campsites protected by draping live oaks, fire rings and picnic tables at each site.

      These campsites also have raccoon-proof food cages, which are absolutely necessary here. The animals are very smart and creative. Do not put any food in your tents! The live oaks create a protective canopy over most of the island, with over 50 miles of palmetto lined trails and pathways.

      You can’t see your neighbor’s campsite just 100 feet away because you are in such a wooded and protected campsite. It’s awesome!

      In order ...


      • to get to the island you have a take a national park ferry which leaves from the visitor center on the mainland. In the winter, the ferry doesn’t run on Tuesday and Wednesdays.

        We were dropped off on the island on a Monday and knew there was no way back until Thursday. We backpacked all of our food for the week. On the island are pristine white beaches and gorgeous dunes.

        There are also several ruins of mansions once owned by the Carnegie family—Plum Orchard Mansion and the Dungeness Ruins. Ask the park

        ranger where to find fossilized sharks teeth. There are several beaches where you can go fossil hunting.

        We also found 200 year old pottery along with some ancient native American pottery shards. Camping fees are $4 per person per day and the ferry cost $17 for Adults, $12 for children. Reservations for camping need to be made months in advance.

        Overall, this was probably one of the best camping experiences of our lives and we would love to return someday. It’s recommended not to come in the summer due to humidity, heat and bugs.




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