By Water 30.754142, -81.474458
Cumberland Island is Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island. Pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature. Come walk in the footsteps of early natives, explorers, and wealthy industrialists. Enjoy ranger guided tours or explore in quiet solitude.
Visitors may charter a boat or bring personal boats. Day use docking is available at the north end of both Dungeness and Sea Camp docks but only a limited amount of space is available and the slips are on a first come first served basis. Visitors are asked to deposit $4 per person in the entrance fee box upon arrival. No overnight docking is permitted. Shore tying is acceptable, however be aware of oyster beds and tidal changes.
Things to Know
Can I dock my private boat?
Docking is available to private boaters during daylight hours on the north end of the Sea Camp and Dungeness docks.
Can I reserve a boat dock?
No, docking is on a first come-first serve basis.
Is there a size limit?
Any boat over 35’ is encouraged to anchor off and dinghy in to allow space for other boaters.
Can we raft boats together?
Yes, but no more than two boats may raft together at the dock.
Can I beach my boat?
Yes, boats can also be beached.
Is there a fee for docking?
No, but there is a $4.00 per person day use fee. It is good for seven days and can be paid in cash at any park service dock.
Can I dock over night?
No, boats must be anchored offshore (with proper navigational lighting) or beached overnight.
Can I use my own boat to camp overnight?
Yes, private boaters who are also camping must check in at the mainland Visitor Center no later than 3:30pm on the departure date. Fees can be paid in cash on the island or on the mainland prior to leaving St Marys.