Cumberland Island offers unspoiled nature

March 17, 2011 

  • Directions to St. Marys, Ga. Take 1-95 South to Exit 3. Turn left on Highway 40 going east for 9 miles to the St. Mary’s waterfront. The Cumberland dock is to the right on the water.

    Ferry to Cumberland Island
    National Seashore
    Adults: $20; Senior Citizens: $18
    Children 12 & under: $14
    Park User Fee: $4
    Camping - $4 per person per day in Sea Camp; wilderness camping also available. Reservations
    877-860-6787; 912-882-4335

    Ferry runs five days a week through February 28 (no service Tuesday and Wednesday). Daily service resumes March 1 through November 30. Ferry leaves St. Marys at 9 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. for a 45-minute trip to the island. Boat leaves Cumberland at 10:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to return to St. Mary’s.

    Greyfield Inn
    Toll Free 866-401-8581; (904) 261-6408; American plan â€" $395-$595 per room; special packages available.

An aura of mystery surrounds Cumberland Island on the Georgia/Florida border. Known as “the emerald of the Georgia Islands,â€

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