Cumberland Island National Seashore Guide 2020 : National Parks Navigator

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Cumberland Island National Seashore

What to visit?

Cumberland Island has much to offer in terms of varied wildlife . It has 246 species of birds. There are also approximately 170 wild horses on the island as well as armadillos, turkeys, sea turtles, alligators and raccoons. The Plum Orchard Mansion is available for tours. You can walk down to the ruins of the Dungenness mansion as well. Both mansions were built by the Carnegie family and donated to the National Park Service. A third Carnegie mansion, Greyfield, is still owned by them and it is operated as an Inn. The fouth Carnegie mansion, Stafford, is still owned by the Carnegie family.

How to get to the Park?

ACCESS: Drive up I-95 and take exit 4. AT the end of the ramp stop light turn east on to Highway 40. Follow the signs traveling east into St. Marys. Highway 40 East will also be named Osborne St. Once you reach the historic district, turn right at onto St. Marys Street and the Park Visitor Center will be on your left. Parking is available nearby for day visitors as well Campers. The Island is only accessible by passenger ferry arranged through the Park Service. You must bring all of your gear and supplies.

Where to Stay/

ACCOMOCATIONS: Camping on Cumberland Island . For reservations go to Cumberland Camping. The premier camping area is Sea Camp (the only one with potable water). Second is Stafford Beach. The maximum stay is seven nights.

For a wilder experience, you also have the option of remote wilderness camping with no amenities! The park has 5 campgrounds! Be sure to reserve a spot at one of these campgrounds:

Hotel: If you are up to staying in an old Carnegie mansion then the Greyfield Inn may be for you. It has its own reservations and its own private ferry from nearby Fernandina, Florida.

Wild Horses Roam Freely on Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island Armadillo

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