Cumberland Island Ferry St. Marys, GA 100 W St Marys St
St. Marys, GA 31558
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Macro Monday Mystery reveal! This week we had a tough one, but some correct guesses! This picture was of the early stages of a magnolia fruit. While it looks like a cone when it fully develops, it is actually an aggregate fruit. The small red fruit (seen in the second picture) are enclosed in the pod until they reach maturity. The magnolia fruit are an important food source for migrating birds. The seeds are surrounded by a layer of fat that provides vital energy to recharge their stores for the long journey north Stay tuned for next week's #MacroMonday mystery!!
  • on 03/20/2017
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Macro Monday Mystery! On this first day of spring we bring you another close up of something found on Cumberland Island. Post your guesses in the comments below and stay tuned for this afternoon for the #MacroMonday reveal!
  • on 03/20/2017
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Spring is here! We have officially reached the vernal equinox. Today the length of day and night will be equal. Going forward, the Northern Hemisphere will keep tilting toward the sun, bringing longer days. We've had spring weather here for the past few weeks, but the last few days of the winter season reminded us that cold exists! Spring is our peak season, make sure you plan ahead for your trip and secure ferry reservations!
  • on 03/20/2017
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Winter is here! Finally we are getting some winter weather down here on the coast! If you're planning on coming to the island this week, bring some layers! Lip balm, sunscreen (wind burn is real!), gloves and a warm hat are the basic winter survival kit. If you want to be the envy of the ferry, get yourself some hand warmers! On the up-side, no bugs!!!
  • on 03/14/2017
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Macro Monday Reveal!! This week we have a particularly cute animal featured! This picture was a closeup of a yearling Diamondback Terrapin. It was found recently near the waterfront after spending the winter buried in the sand. This time of year these guys face a hazardous world as they cross roads and sidewalks on their way to the marsh. Keep your eyes out for these little ones now and in May for the nesting females crossing to high ground! Isn't he cute!?! Stay tuned for more #MacroMonday Mysteries!!
  • on 03/13/2017
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After a brief hiatus due to field trip planning, #MacroMonday is back! Here is a closeup of something that can be found on the island, though this particular specimen was found in St. Marys along the waterfront. Extra points for being specific! Stay tuned for the dramatic reveal later this afternoon!!
  • on 03/13/2017
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We are so happy for the opportunity to introduce our local youth to the wonders of Cumberland Island. All of the NPS staff, volunteer instructors, teachers and students had a blast with these groups. In total we brought almost 700 fourth graders to the island during 9 field trips. Thanks to all who helped put this together! Here our Centennial Volunteer Ambassador, Emily, takes a selfie with her field group in the maritime forest. Thanks to the National Park Foundation and Every Kid in a Park program for the travel grant!
  • on 03/12/2017
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To survive the harsh environment along the coast, animals have developed adaptations to help them thrive. Our fourth graders had the opportunity to learn about these adaptations by handling skins and skulls. Here they are examining a feral hog jaw and a coyote pelt. Thanks to the National Park Foundation​ and Every Kid in a Park program for the travel grant! Stay tuned for more of the student's Cumberland Island Adventure!
  • on 03/11/2017
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A field trip to Cumberland Island would not be complete without a visit to the beach! The fourth graders got the opportunity to search for shells, run on the open stretch of beach or build a sand castle before participating in an activity. Here our Education Technician Robin is leading the students in an activity where they compete for resources and learn how populations fluctuate. Thanks to the National Park Foundation and Every Kid in a Park program for the travel grant! Stay tuned for more of the student's Cumberland Island Adventure!
  • on 03/10/2017
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Conflict & Liberation - program at the mainland visitor center tonight at 6 pm. Talking about the invasion of Cumberland Island during the war of 1812 and the path to freedom it provided.
  • on 03/10/2017
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During the walk to the beach at Sea Camp the fourth grade students learned about how energy flows through the ecosystem by constructing a food web. Thanks to the National Park Foundation and Every Kid In a Park program for the travel grant! Stay tuned for more of the student's Cumberland Island Adventure!
  • on 03/09/2017
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Over the past few weeks we have had the privilege of bringing every fourth grade student out to the island for a field trip. Everyone involved had a blast! One of the highlights of the trip was the 45 minute ferry ride to and from the island. Many students had never been on a boat before. We got a chance to watch white pelicans skimming the water, osprey diving for fish and dolphins playing in the wake. Thanks to the National Park Foundation and Every Kid in a Park program for the travel grant! Stay tuned for more of the student's Cumberland Island Adventure!
  • on 03/08/2017
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British forces siezed Cumberland Island on January 10th, 1815. The occupation was brief but the impact was great. Join National Park Service Curator John Mitchell & Park Ranger Nick Roll for a look at the occupation of Cumberland Island & the avenue to freedom it presented during the War of 1812.
  • on 02/28/2017
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British forces siezed Cumberland Island on January 10th, 1815. The occupation was brief but the impact was great. Join National Park Service Curator John Mitchell & Park Ranger Nick Roll for a look at the occupation of Cumberland Island & the avenue to freedom it presented during the War of 1812.
  • on 02/28/2017
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Spring is the most popular time of year for camping on Cumberland Island. Here are some updates to help you plan. March 3rd through April 18th at Sea Camp and Stafford Beach: No back-to-back nights are available. Friday and Saturday nights are completely booked. No room for groups larger than three people. March 3rd through March 25th at Wilderness sites: Very limited availability. Back to back nights are hard to find. Remember that all dates for the month of September become available on Recreation.Gov tomorrow, March 1st at 10 AM.
  • on 02/28/2017
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Cumberland Island NS received a grant from the Every Kid in a Park program that has enabled us to bring EVERY fourth grade student in Camden county out to the Island for a field trip. This is an awesome opportunity for these 700+ students to visit their backyard National Park. Here our Education Technician Robin, is visiting a local class on a pre-field trip visit to prepare the students for their experience on the island. Being prepared makes all the difference! Stay tuned for more photos from these kid's adventure!!
  • on 02/27/2017
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Good News about Sea Camp dock!! We have been working since Hurricane Matthew to reopen the damaged docks at Sea Camp and Dungeness. We have been able to fix the North end of the Sea Camp dock and open it up for limited access to the public for the weekends. Sea Camp Dock North will be open Friday - Sunday for public day-use access. The dock will remained closed Monday - Thursday to provide docking space for NPS boats and contractors working on the Island while the South end of Sea Camp awaits repair. Dungeness dock remains closed. Thank you for your patience as we get the island access repaired after Matthew. Plum Orchard dock is available for private boat access 7 days a week, dawn to dusk.
  • on 02/17/2017
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Today was a beautiful day to soak up some warm sunshine on Cumberland Island for visitors and yellow rat snakes alike.
  • on 02/03/2017
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Riding the wind before the coming storm.
  • on 01/21/2017
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The second managed hunt of 2017 will take place on Cumberland Island this upcoming week. All trails and access to the designated wilderness area will be restricted to only registered hunters for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (Jan. 23 - 25). All areas on the south end of the island - from Stafford Field to Dungeness and Pelican Banks - are open for normal visitation. This will be a modern weapons hunt for hogs only. For more information on hunting on Cumberland Island visit the Managed Hunts page at https://www.nps.gov/cuis/planyourvisit/managed-hunts.htm

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  • on 01/21/2017
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Severe weather forecasted for our region this weekend! If you are coming to the island please keep an eye on the weather and come prepared. Cumberland Island can be dangerous during severe storms due to its isolation and undeveloped nature. There are limited places to take shelter. Please use caution in your travels this weekend.
  • on 01/20/2017
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Macro Monday Reveal!! (sorry I'm late, clicked the wrong date to schedule this!!) Many folks were right this week! It was indeed an armadillo! These strangely cute critters are not native to Cumberland Island. In fact, they are not native to North America. They have expanded their native range in Central America northward to include the southern United States. They have been documented as far north as the Midwest. They are fascinating creatures, and this year are a common sight on the island. Look for then foraging through the leaf litter for grubs, worms and insects. We will post more armadillo facts in the coming days. Stay tuned next week for another #MacroMonday Mystery!
  • on 01/10/2017
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Just another #MacroMonday! Here is a closeup of something you can find on Cumberland Island. Post your guesses in the comments below and stay tuned for the reveal later today!
  • on 01/09/2017
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20 MPH wind at the Sea Camp dock coming in from the Northwest. Wind chill factor in the 30s. Cold day on the island!
  • on 01/07/2017
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The first managed hunt of 2017 will take place on Cumberland Island next week. All trails and access to the designated wilderness area will be restricted to only registered hunters for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (Jan. 9 - 11). All areas on the south end of the island - from Stafford Field to Dungeness and Pelican Banks - are open for normal visitation. This will be a modern weapons hunt for hogs only. This managed hunt is fully booked. For more information on hunting on Cumberland Island visit the Managed Hunts page at https://www.nps.gov/cuis/planyourvisit/managed-hunts.htm
  • on 01/07/2017
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