PLEASE NOTE: There has been a last-minute cancellation so if anyone would like to get in on this trip - leaving tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th - text KC at 813.454.4025 immediately.
Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island, contains four major historic districts and 87 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Here pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature. Cumberland Island is also home to over 9,800 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness.
Wednesday, 03/13 - Meet up and camp at Crooked River State Park - Pioneer Campsite (reserved for our group)
Crooked River State Park (7AM - 10PM)
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
N 30.840650 | W 081.560867
(7 miles north of St. Marys on Ga. Spur 40 or 8 miles east of I-95 exit 3 ... A little over 4 hours from Tampa)
Thursday, 03/14 - Depart on the first ferry leaving at 9:00 AM; arrive Cumberland Island 9:45 AM. Hike 10.5 miles and set up camp at Brickhill Bluff.
Sunset at Brickhill Bluff Campsite, located on the Brickhill River ... a favorite place for seeing dolphins and manatees.
Friday, 03/15 - Primitive Camp, Brickhill Bluff. Slack-pack south to Plum Orchard Mansion and/or north to the First African Baptist Church in the Settlement. Explore, explore, explore.
Saturday, 03/16 - Hike 10.5 miles back to Sea Camp on Cumberland Island, where we can (cold-water) shower, visit Dungeness Ruins, IceHouse Museum, the cemetery and camp for the night ... with a campfire!
Sunday, 03/17 - Checkout time 10AM. Depart on the first ferry leaving the island at 10:15 AM; arrive St. Marys 11:00 AM. If you choose to stick around and see more of the island, bike rentals are available and the last ferry departs at 4:45 PM.
NOTE: There are no stores on the island. Local businesses and the ferry carry sandwiches, snacks, beverages and souvenirs. The ferry does not transport Pets, Bikes, Kayaks or Cars.
FISHING - Georgia fishing license is required and can be purchased in St. Marys.) Red bass, sea trout, blue fish croaker and drum. Light tackle only.