Prohibitions and Rules
The following are prohibited:
• the taking of wildlife or possessing unlawfully taken wildlife
• the feeding, touching, teasing, frightening or intentional disturbing of wildlife nesting, breeding or other activities
• carrying or using a trap or net
Shells and shark’s teeth may be collected. All other resources can be observed and then returned to its proper place
• pets in the campgrounds or on the Ferry are prohibited
The following are prohibited at campgrounds
• failing to obtain a permit.
• digging or leveling the ground at a campsite
• creating or sustaining unreasonable noise between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am
• in non-developed areas, operating any type of portable motor or engine, or device powered by a portable motor or engine
• depositing refuse in the plumbing fixtures or vaults of a toilet facility
• bathing, or washing food, clothing, dishes, or other property at public water outlets, except at those designated for such purpose
All trash must be packed out; no refuse facilities are available on the island.
(1) Fires are permitted in Sea Camp and Stafford camp sites in designated fire rings. Fires will be extinguished upon termination of use.
(2) Only dead and down wood may be collected for campfires.
There are no lifeguards present on Cumberland Island beaches. Only cross the dunes at the marked crossing places/
Respect the Private Property Signs
Be sure to be at the ferry dock to get your ferry back to St. Mary's.
- National/State Park
- Budget Travel
This is the first I've ever seen wild horses. Your first impulse is to try and walk up to them and pet them, but they are NOT the kind of horses that you want to do that to. Do not try and feed them either. Also, be aware that there are ticks on this island as well as poisonous snakes.
Occasionally while you're...
Occasionally while you're hiking you will encounter an animal who believes the trail is not for people. This is the rabbit tollbooth.