Join the Georgia Conservancy on December 9-11 for a winter weekend camping adventure to Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Cumberland Island is one of Georgia’s greatest natural treasures and it holds an important place at the Conservancy. In 1972, through the advocacy of the Georgia Conservancy and other conservation-focused organizations and citizens, Cumberland was established as a National Seashore, providing for the protection of the island’s upland maritime forests, saltwater marsh and 17 miles of unspoiled beach.
In recent years, the Georgia Conservancy has hosted a number of service weekends on Cumberland Island and completed the restoration of Cumberland Island’s Backcountry Trail System.
We will meet in St. Marys, Georgia at the National Park ferry station on Friday morning to head over to Cumberland Island. We will depart Sunday after breakfast.
Weekend Trip Prices: We have two types of overnight accommodations and experiences for the Cumberland Island Sea Camp and Stafford Adventure: Sea Camp Camping or Stafford Beach Backcountry Camping. All prices are based on your lodging arrangements. Price includes all meals, ferry transportation to and from the island, and activites on the island.
Sea Camp – Utilizing the beautiful Sea Camp as our headquarters, we will enjoy fantastic a weekend on Cumberland that blends organized activities and relaxation. Sightseeing opportunities include organized hikes to the Dungeness Ruins and the Plum Orchard mansion. At night, we will enjoy group meals and a campfire while we listen to the waves of the Atlantic crash on the other side of the sand dunes. Sea Camp facilities include cold water showers, restrooms and treated drinking water. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring/grill and food cache box. All campsites are shaded and are just a short walk to the beach. $150 per person, $300 double/couple, $400 family
Stafford Beach Backcountry Camping- Take a walk on the wild side of Cumberland Island and experience one of the islands premiere backcountry camping locations, Stafford Beach Campground. Stafford is located 3.5 miles from the Sea Camp dock. It is the only back country site not located in the Wilderness. Hickory Hill is 5.5 miles, Yankee Paradise is 7.5 miles and Brickhill Bluff is 10.6 miles from the dock. No transportation is available and no wheeled conveyances are allowed in the Wilderness. Bikes are not permitted on trails and therefore should not be at Wilderness sites. More Stafford details: behind dunes, under good tree cover, long site, water source in site. Bathrooms and showers are available. $150 per person, $300 double/couple, $400 family
In-kind donors and local food producers we will be enjoying during our weekend on Cumberland Island include: Sweet Grass Dairy cheese, Sweetwater Brewing Company beer, American Spirit Whiskey and Cafe Campesino coffee.