Georgia Map Tourist Attractions

Georgia Map Tourist Attractions

CUMBERLAND ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

This 16-mile-long barrier island is located off Georgia’s southeast coast. There are many miles of beautiful sandy beach here, along with dunes, saltwater marshes, and some oak and pine forest. Wildlife includes deer and alligator. Ferry service is available from the mainland, and advance reservations are necessary for the ferry.

Activities; Hiking and backpacking are possible on a number of trails, and superb swimming is available.

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Saltwater fishing is permitted, as is limited deer hunting.

Camping Regulations: The island has four designated backcountry camping areas, with camping restricted to these locations. A backcountry permit is required, and may be obtained from the visitor center. Campfires are prohibited. The island is closed to camping for five short periods between late October and early January to permit deer hunting.

For Further Information: Cumberland Island National Seashore, P.O. Box 806, St. Marys, GA 31558; (912)882-4336.

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