An increasingly wild island, Cumberland offers hikers and backpackers a unique combination of ecosystems in a way that no other southeastern barrier island of its kind can. Towering dunes, freshwater lakes, maritime forest, salt marsh, deserted beach - Cumberland has it all.

Download Small Print Version  |  Download GPS Data (.kzm)

Professionally printed Cumberland Island Trail Maps, produced on tear resistant / water resistant paper, are available for purchase on our online store or at The Bitter Southerner General Store.



Thank you

The Georgia Conservancy's Cumberland Island Trail Map was made possible by the 2015-2016 Cumberland Island Trail Restoration Project funded by REI’s Every Trail Connects program and led by the Georgia Conservancy’s Trail Restoration Fellow Laura Buckmaster. Over 500 volunteers from groups across the U.S. worked to clear, mark and map Cumberland’s trail system. The Georgia Conservancy is proud to present the first professionally-designed trail map in Cumberland Island’s history. Click here to visit Laura's Cumberland Island trail journal and read stories from our 2017 Trails Restoration Fellow Cara Murray.

The Georgia Conservancy thanks our partners at the National Park Service for their support of the 2015-2016 Cumberland Island Trail Restoration Project and their dedicated work as caretakers for Cumberland Island National Seashore and the visitors drawn to its shores. 

 Map Credit: Laura Buckmaster, Bryan Schroeder, Lisa Patrick and Brian Foster, Georgia Conservancy; Dave Baselt, Redwood Hikes Press; Dave Whitling, Dave Whitling Design; and Jim Osborne, Pauline Wentworth and John Fry, National Park Service.
Map Photo Credit: Phuc Dao and Julian Buckmaster. Website Trail Photos: Laura Buckmaster


Island Info & Contacts


Planning a trip to Cumberland? Public access to the Cumberland Island National Seashore is managed by the National Park Service. Please visit

Cumberland Island is located seven miles east of St. Marys, Georgia, and is only accessible by boat. A concession operated passenger only ferry departs from downtown St. Marys. The ferry does not transport pets, kayaks, or cars. Charter services are available through NPS concessionaire. Visitors must check in at the Cumberland Island National Seashore Visitor Center 30 minutes prior to departure. Failure to check in will result in cancellation of reservation. Private boats can dock on the north end of each of the ferry docks on a first come - first serve basis. 


Mainland Office

Mainland Visitor Center
113 St Marys Street W, St Marys GA 31558
8 am – 4 pm every day except December 25

Mainland Museum
129 Osborne St, St Marys GA
Sunday – Friday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Island & camping information

Cumberland Island National Seashore
101 Wheeler Street
St Marys, GA 31558
Ph: 912-882-4336
FAX: 912-882-5688

Ferry Schedule

Reservations recommended:
or call

Call 877-860-6787 Weekdays 9 am – 4 pm up to 6 months in advance
Check in at visitor center 30 minutes before departure

March 1 – November 30
Depart St. Marys 9:00 am and 11:45 am
Depart Dungeness Dock  2:45 pm, 4:45 pm
Depart Sea Camp Dock 10:15 am, 2:45 pm, 4:45 pm

December 1 – February 28
No ferry service Tuesday and Wednesday
Depart St. Marys 9:00 am and 11:45 am
Depart Dungeness Dock 4:45 pm
Depart Sea Camp Dock 10:45 am and 4:45 pm


The Cumberland Island Trail Restoration project is led and managed by the Georgia Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service. Funds for the project have been generously donated by REI through the Every Trail Connects campaign.