Cumberland Island What to Pack

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    be prepared!

    by Katmosphere Written Jun 1, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Be sure to bring your own supply of water and food. There are no places to buy any on the island.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: There will be a lot of hiking, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget the sunscreen and a hat!

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    Day Trip Supplies

    by grandmaR Written Sep 6, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: A daypack would be a good idea

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The coast is likely to be cooler and breezier than inland areas. Bring a sweater or coat (depending on the season) There is no vehicular transportation on the island. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Hats keep the bugs off and shade the head in warmer months and keep in the heat in winter.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Garbage bags (to pack out trash), sack lunch, compass. Sand gnats, ticks and mosquitoes can be found on the island year round. Bring plenty of insect repellent. Sunscreen is also recommended no matter what time of year.

    Photo Equipment: Camera, film or batteries

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: binoculars

    Miscellaneous: There is no food service available on the island. There is no place on the island to purchase any consumables, including ice, food, beverages or anything else of that kind. Bring a hearty bag lunch and beverages. Water bottles can be refilled at the fountains at bathroom areas.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

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    Packing List

    by taxing Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Only what you can carry on your back. Bring water bottles, cooking utensils, freeze dried meals, a tent, sleeping bag or hammock, insect repellent, and comfortable well broken in boots. And don't forget your swimsuit.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In summer, it will rain.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring a snake bite kit, but you will be lucky to see a snake much less get bitten.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You will need to bring a gas stove and fuel. There are no fire rings or fires allowed except in the luxury campsite.

    Miscellaneous: There is a luxury camp, Sea Camp, about a half mile from the dock where the ferry leaves you. It has drinking water and a cold shower and bathrooms. The downside here is it is too civilized and you won't see as much of the island's attractions. The other campsites have no amenities at all. But they have an abundance of nature, wildlife, and peace. Be prepared to hike from 3.5 to 13.5 miles to get to the wilderness campsites.

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    Bring All You'll Want or Need

    by LauraWest Written Dec 30, 2006
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    Luggage and bags: Waterproof bags would be a good idea. Backpacks or suitcases? doesn't really matter, as you borrow handy carts to take your gear to your campsite. Then, return them back to the shore, near the ferry dock, where you landed.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable waterproof sandals for all the walking you won't be able to resist doing! I have Keen brand washable sandals,with proteted toes and great traction. I LOVE THEM!!!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Soap dispensers and electric hand dryers are mounted near the bathroom sinks. There's toilet paper in the stalls. Everything else you'll need, you must bring with you Let me stress -- there is nothing to buy on this island.
    I would bring a good first aid kit.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You have to bring all your own gear and food. Drinking and wash water is free. You can find fire wood on the island, if you search the underbrush. Don't scare the armadillos from their foraging for food!
    Picnic tables are provided at each camp site. If you are just staying for part of a day, most of this information applies. Bring your water bottle!

    Miscellaneous: A sun shower bag is a good thing to bring. You can heat it up on the beach. The showers provided are cold.

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    • Beaches
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

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