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Cumberland Island National Seashore

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Address: Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, Cumberland Island, GA GA 31558
Phone Number: 912-882-4336
Activities: Camping
Description: Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.

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great place - huge hassle!

Good luck making a reservation! The online system does not work and they never answer the phone- expect phone wait times up to three hours if you try to call !! Very difficult to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's hard to leave a one star rating for the island because it is a beautiful place. My husband and I took 3 children under 10 years old with us and had a wonderful day. We saw wild horses near the ruins and on the dunes near the beach. However, the reservation process to get spot on the ferry to... More 

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Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Good luck making a reservation! The online system does not work and they never answer the phone- expect phone wait times up to three hours if you try to call !! Very difficult to get up to date ferry and tour information for planning purposes. Faxing , yes , the old fashion fax, is the only way to get a... More 

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Thornbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Everyone we met connected with Cumberland Island was friendly and helpful.. If you take the Park Service tour and are lucky enough to have Robin as your tour guide, you will learn everything you could possibly want to know about the history, geology, biology and culture of the island. You will stop to see wildlife - lots of horses, a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

this place is amazing. No the NPS does not keep out the bugs. They are charged with preserving nature. Do your homework. You are going to be roughing it, they warn you about bugs and sunburn and the trash issue. And that there is no transportation other than bikes. If you want to be pampered, go find a resort somewhere.... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited here as my college age son - a biology major - wanted a chance to see the salt marshes, swamps, oaks, and different ecologies on the island. By hiking from the Ranger Station to Sea Camp Beach, north to Stafford Beach and then south along Old House Road and down to the Dungeness Ruins before hiking back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The day starts with a 45 minute boat (ferry) ride from beautiful St Mary's Georgia to Cumberland Island. You can spend from two hours to four hours or even camp overnight. There are wild horses on the island. They have been there for generations but they are totally wide and receive no help or care from the government. They are... More 

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St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Absolutely beautiful resource. Nice that visitation is limited with the ferry, makes it more enjoyable without large crowds, in my opinion. Would be a fantastic place to camp overnight as the campsites at sea camp are under the canopy of live oaks, palms and all the spanish moss. Very cool...temperature wise, too! Great wildlife watching. The park map does not... More 

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atlanta, georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I took this video on CI 12/14. We were at Dungeness Duck Pond and the horses came running, my friend was a little scared but it was an amazing experience. At the end, you can hear me saying "these are not the same horses." When I first visited the island almost 40 years ago the horses would have never come... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We did the long guided day trip to see some of the manors on the north part of the island as well as feral horses and armadillos. Our guide even took us to see Dungeness even though it is not part of the actual tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had a very good time with two teenage kids. Beautiful views and very interesting history. The tour feature using your cell phone was a big hit with the kids. Great day trip.

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