Cumberland Island is Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island. Reservations are made 6 months in advance, and Team Green got in! Come walk in the footsteps of early natives, explorers, and wealthy industrialists. Enjoy ranger guided tours or explore in quiet solitude. After a long day on the road we'll rest our heads at a hotel before taking an early morning ferry to Cumberland Island, where we'll enjoy three nights of camping on the island. While on the island, scope out the over 50 miles of hiking trails, rent a bike, get a fishing lisence, watch the wild ponies and birds, or take advantage of the endless photographic scenery!
Check out photos from Last Year's trip!
When: Wednesday, June 1st through Sunday, June 5th
Where: Cumberland Island National Seashore
St. Marys, GA
Cost: $75 Members (up to 3 reservations at member price)
$85 Non-Members after March 1st, if available
Trip Leader: TBD
Participant Limit: This event is limited to 17 individuals
Refund Policy: This event is subject to a 10% cancelation fee. No refunds 60 days prior to the event (April 1st).
Difficulty: This is a beginner friendly camping, kayaking, and hiking event! We will have carts to cary all of our "car camping" gear to the campsite. Expect warm (hot) humid temps and bugs.
Children Policy: This is a family friendly event. If you are bringing children, please tell your trip leader so we can make sure your hotel rooms can accommodate at least one adult per room with children.
Dog Policy: Dogs are not permitted on this trip
Wednesday, June 1st
7:00am (CST) Meet for carpool. It will be a 9 and a half hour drive.
5:00pm (EST) Check In at hotel
Site see, optional group dinner
Thursday, June 2nd
7:00am (EST) Wake up and pack up all belongings for Cumberland Island
8:30am Arrive at Ferry Dock (must arrive 30 minutes prior, departure time is 9:00am)
Take the ferry to the island
10:00am Arrive at Cumberland Island. Load belongings into carts and head to group camp
Free day on the island!
10:00pm Quite hours begin
Friday, June 3rd
Free day on the island
10:00pm Quiet hours begin
Saturday, June 4th
Free day on the island
10:00pm Quiet hours begin
Sunday, June 5th
8:00am (EST) Pack up belongings at Campsite
9:30am Meet at Ferry Dock to head back to mainland (must arrive 30 minutes prior, departure time is 10:15am)
Optional group lunch then drive back to Nashville
8:00-9:00pm (CST) Estimated Time of Arrival in Nashville
ABOUT CUMBERLAND ISLAND
A total of 50 miles of hiking trails meander through maritime forests, interior wetlands, historic districts, marsh ecosystems, and the beautiful beaches. Trails are accessible only by foot. The roadways allow vehicle and bicycle use.
Sea Camp Group Campground. The campground at Sea Camp has restroom facilities with cold water showers, a small amphitheater for ranger programs, and boardwalk access to the beach. Group sites can accommodate 10-20 people. Each campsite has a grill, fire ring, food cage, and picnic table.
Here's your chance to catch a hammerhead shark, or maybe an eel! Don't worry, they're pretty small. Anyone 16 or older must possess a Georgia Fishing License to fish. These can be obtained at over 1,000 locations in Georgia. Call 1-888-748-6887 or go to www.gofishgeorgia.com for more information. Anglers enjoy numerous fishing opportunities including stream fishing for trout, bobbing for Blue Gill and Bass in freshwater lakes, shore and deep sea fishing, and gathering shrimp and crabs from the marshes.
Bikes are available for rent at the Sea Camp Dock for a fee of $16 per day for adult bikes and $20 overnight for campers. Bicycle rentals are on a first come first serve basis. See the ferry deck hands about bike rentals. You may also bring your own bikes to the island on a private or charter boat but they are not permitted on the ferry. Call the reservation number to arrange for a charter. Rented bikes are not allowed on the beach and all bikes must stay on designated roads. Trails are for pedestrian traffic only. As with all of your outings on Cumberland Island, be prepared, have a map, and know the distances of your destinations. Respect private property and keep hydrated.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring clothing appropriate for the weather and activies you plan to partake in. Bring your own kayak or canoe (and appropriate water gear) if you wish. Extra kayaks will be available to use. You will need to supply your own camping gear (see car camping and backpacking checklists), food, and beverages. Alcohol is permitted on the island for those 21 and over. Bring trash bags to pack out your own trash from the island. Cabins have fully equipped kitchens.
What not to bring: weapons, pets, loud or dangerous machinery, foreign or exotic plants, controlled substances
This event is open to members ($75) and non-members ($85). If desired, we will host a pre-trip mixer for all participants to meet one another before the trip date.
Trip cost includes:
* Two nights lodging in riverview cabins
* Two nights camping on Cumberland Island
* Roundtrip Ferry ride (even if you choose to kayak, you can load your gear on the ferry)
Trip cost does not include:
- Transportation costs to and from Nashville
- Food or beverages
- Gear or any activities on the island (though some kayaks may be available to borrow)
Participant Limit: This event is limited to 20 individuals
Refund Policy: This event is subject to a 10% cancelation fee. No refunds 60 days prior to the event (April 17th).
WALK 100 MILES
This spring and summer Mayor Karl Dean challenges Nashville to Walk 100 miles! Join him on 28 scheduled Greenway walks between April and July, or walk on your own and log your miles!