Visitor Info

The Conservancy hopes that you will be able to visit Cumberland Island. We believe that it is a place that helps transform people. Only by visiting the island can one be affected by its charm and grace. We hope you are able to come.

If you intend to camp on the island, or simply be a daytripper, you should contact the National Park Service for access. For information including ferry schedules and camping reservations visit the National Park Service’s Cumberland Island website at here.

Getting to and from the Island:

The National Park Service operates its ferry service from St. Mary’s, GA, stopping at both the Dungeness dock and the Sea Camp Dock. Cumberland can also be accessed through Fernandina Beach, FL, via the vessel operated by The Greyfield Inn.

Lodging

There are two ways to stay on the island: at Greyfield Inn or at one of the National Park Service campsites. Most visitors to Cumberland Island gain their access through the National Park Service. They camp at one of the various sites on the island. The delightful Greyfield Inn is a more expensive way to stay on the Island. Greyfield is a converted Carnegie mansion still owned and managed by members of the Carnegie family. For more information, visit the Greyfield Inn website at here.

Activities

The National Park Service provides ranger-guided tours of the Island. Details and schedule can be found at here. There are also many outdoor activities including:

  • Hiking
  • Star Gazing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Camping
  • Photography
  • Swimming
  • Hunting
  • Bird Watching
  • Private Boating
  • Fishing
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking

For more information, visit the National Parks Service website here.