Take Exit 3 from Interstate 95. At the exit stop light turn east on Highway 40. Follow the signs traveling east into Historic St. Marys. Highway 40 East will also be named Osborne Street. Once you reach the historic district, turn right at the stop sign onto St. Marys Street. The NPS Visitor Center is the blue building and the Ferry dock are both located on the left.
Directions for GPS
For GPS Users: try the following address: 113 St. Marys Street St. Marys, GA 31558. This is our visitor center address and will get you to the right location. If you simply put in Cumberland Island National Seashore, your GPS unit will likely take you to Crooked River State Park as this is the closest boat ramp to the Seashore.
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.