- Cumberland Island National Seashore
Cumberland Island National SeashoreIUCN Category II (National Park) Location Camden County, Georgia, USA Nearest city St. Marys, Georgia Coordinates Coordinates: Area 36,415.39 acres (147.3679 km2)
18,700.34 acres (75.6776 km2) federal
Established October 23, 1972 Visitors 40,291 (in 2005) Governing body National Park Service
Cumberland Island National Seashore preserves most of Cumberland Island in Camden County, Georgia, the largest of Georgia's Golden Isles. The seashore features beaches and dunes, marshes, and freshwater lakes. In addition to the natural features, the seashore includes some historic properties, such as the ruins of Dungeness and the Plum Orchard estate.
The island is only accessible by boat. The visitor center and boat access to the island are located in the town of St. Marys, Georgia. Public access via the ferry is limited, reservations are recommended. Camping is allowed in the seashore. The 9,886-acre (40.01 km2) Cumberland Island Wilderness is part of the seashore.
Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum
The Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum is located in St. Marys, Georgia on the mainland entrance to the seashore, across from the park's visitor center. Exhibits focus on the island's natural and cultural history, including the Timucua Indians, cotton plantations that were established by American Revolutionary hero General Nathaniel Greene and cotton-gin inventor Eli Whitney, the history of the ruined mansion Dungeness and the Plum Orchard estate, and area activities during the War of 1812. The museum is staffed by volunteers and is open on weekday afternoons.
- The National Parks: Index 2001–2003. Washington: U.S. Department of the Interior.
- Official NPS website: Cumberland Island National Seashore
- Cumberland Island Wilderness
- World Database on Protected Areas: Cumberland Island NS
Protected areas of Georgia Federal
Big Frog Wilderness • Blood Mountain Wilderness • Brasstown Wilderness • Cohutta Wilderness • Cumberland Island National Seashore • Ellicott Rock Wilderness • Mark Trail Wilderness • Okefenokee Wilderness • Raven Cliffs Wilderness • Rich Mountain Wilderness • Southern Nantahala Wilderness • Tray Mountain Wilderness •
Amicalola Falls • Black Rock Mountain • Bobby Brown • Buck Shoals • Chattahoochee Bend • Cloudland Canyon • Crooked River • Don Carter • Elijah Clark • F.D. Roosevelt • Florence Marina • Fort Mountain • Fort Yargo • General Coffee • George L. Smith • George T. Bagby • Georgia Veterans • Gordonia-Alatamaha • Hamburg • Hard Labor Creek • Hart • High Falls • Indian Springs • James H. "Sloppy" Floyd • John Tanner • Laura S. Walker • Little Ocmulgee • Magnolia Springs • Mistletoe • Moccasin Creek • Panola Mountain • Providence Canyon • Red Top Mountain • Reed Bingham • Richard B. Russell • Sapelo Island • Seminole • Skidaway Island • Smithgall Woods • Sprewell Bluff • Standing Boy Creek • Stephen C. Foster • Sweetwater Creek • Tallulah Gorge • Tugaloo • Unicoi • Victoria Bryant • Vogel • Watson Mill BridgeHistoric parks
A.H. Stephens • Chief Vann House • Dahlonega Gold Museum • Etowah Indian Mounds • Fort McAllister • Fort King George • Fort Morris • Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation • Jarrell Plantation • Jefferson Davis Memorial • Kolomoki Mounds • Lapham-Patterson House • Little White House • New Echota • Pickett's Mill Battlefield • Robert Toombs House • Travelers Rest • WormsloeOther
and OtherParksForests &
Chattahoochee Nature Center • Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center
Georgia Department of Natural Resources • Georgia Forestry Commission (web)
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