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Camping

Cumberland Island Island National Seashore offers a wide variety of camping opportunities.

Whether you are looking to spend a night with family and friends around a campfire under the moss covered branches of the live oak trees, or looking for the rugged challenges and solitude of the wilderness, you will find it on Cumberland Island. The park includes a designated Wilderness area, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, critical habitat and nesting areas, as well as numerous plant and animal communities.

Making Camping Reservations

To make reservations for camping on the island through April 30th, 2017, you will need to speak with a ranger by calling the Camping Office at the following number:

Cumberland Island Camping Office

Open Noon – 4 PM Daily 

(912) 882-4336 select option 1

To make reservations for camping on the island May 1st, 2017 and all future dates, please visit the following link and make your reservation online:

www.RECREATION.gov : search “Cumberland Island Permit”

For more information visit www/nps.gov/planyourvisit/camping.htm (Cumberland Island National Seashore Camping page.)

ALL CAMPERS AT SEA CAMP MUST RETURN ON THE 10:15 FERRY. WILDERNESS CAMPERS MUST RETURN ON 10:15 OR 2:45 FERRY WHEN AVAILABLE. 

 

Sea Camp

½ mile from the Sea Camp dock
16 individual sites and 2 group sites
Assignment are given upon arrival to the island
Cold water showers
Restrooms
Treated drinking water
Picnic table
Fire ring/grill
Food cache box

Amenities
  • 0.5 Miles
  • Tent
  • Restrooms
  • Shower
  • Water
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire
  • Food Cache
STAFFORD CAMPGROUND

3.5 miles from the Sea Camp dock
Cold water showers
Restrooms available
Fire ring/grill provided (first come, first serve)
16 individual sites and 2 group sites
No potable water

Amenities
  • 3.5 Miles
  • Tent
  • Restrooms
  • Shower
  • Fire

Backcountry Camping

HICKORY HILL

5.5 miles from Sea Camp, in the heart of the island, offers a fascinating close encounter with an intriguing interior freshwater wetland and its wildlife. Due to being located in a wetland area, bugs are often prevalent. Non-potable water 1 mile from each location, between Hickory Hill and Yankee Paradise.

Amenities
  • 5.5 Miles
  • Tent
YANKEE PARADISE

7.5 miles from Sea Camp, Yankee Paradise is in the center of the island, a half day’s walk to and from the Plum Orchard Mansion. Non-potable water 1 mile from each location, between Hickory Hill and Yankee Paradise.

Amenities
  • 7.5 Miles
  • Tent
BRICKHILL BLUFF

10.5 miles from Sea Camp, located on the Brickhill River. A favorite place for seeing dolphins and manatees. Non-potable water.

Amenities
  • 10.5 Miles
  • Tent
What to bring

Please be aware that there is NOTHING to purchase once you get to the Island. This can make for an unpleasant trip if you do not come prepared. You are allowed to bring coolers and any backs that you can carry. All of your trash is pack in, pack out.

You will need to bring water, food, sunscreen, walking shoes, rain gear, a hat and sunglasses.

The ferry does sell ice, firewood, potato chips and drinks. The sale of these items is limited to only when the ferry is docked at Sea Camp. Please plan accordingly, we want everyone to have a great experience.