Top 10 Cumberland Island National Seashore Facts

Cumberland Island National SeashoreIf you plan to visit Cumberland Island National Seashore, you are in for a real treat. This area of Georgia has more natural resources combined with significant cultural history than any other place in the region.

Once you spend time here and learn all of the facts, you will understand why more than 1.6 million people travel from across the country to take in the natural beauty and intoxicating views.

1. Cumberland Island tours include the option to museums housing over 200,000 artifacts that archive Georgia’s history dating as far back as the early 17th century.

2. Cumberland Island camping grounds include over 9000 acres of wilderness to explore and navigate making this one of the most exciting trips you will experience.

3. Cumberland Island National Seashore has hundreds of miles beaches that are currently undeveloped. You can steal away for an afternoon of complete solitude.

4. In 1950, Cumberland Island National Seashore recorded a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest day to date. In contrast, the coldest day was back in 1958, when it only reached 4 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Cumberland Island National Seashore is only 17.5 miles in length, but has over 36,415 acres with sea turtles and shore birds to view daily.

6. To reach the park, you must use the Cumberland Island ferry between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm only. They do not allow pets, cars, bikes or kayaks.

7. Cumberland Island lodging is best at one of the campgrounds directly on the island, however, there are strict rules that you must follow. If you do not pay close attention, you can be ejected without a refund.

8. You may not touch, feed or disturb any of the protected wildlife while visiting the park. This includes trapping or attempting to take or remove them from the park. Violators can be prosecuted.

9. In 1996, John F. Kennedy Jr. married Carolyn Bessette on the grounds with a full ceremony at the First African Baptist Church.

10. There are zero sources to supply you with food, water, clothing or even insect repellant. All visitors must pack accordingly. Once on the island, you must rely on your own resources.