About Sea Camp Camp Ground
Sea Camp is accessible by the concession operated Cumberland Queen ferry and private boat. Reservations are highly recommended and a permit is required. Reservations may be made up to six months in advance by contacting the Cumberland Queen reservation office. Camping fees are $4.00 per night per person. Sea Camp has 16 sites including two group sites. Sea Camp has potable water, flush toilets, and cold water showers. There are limited power outlets in the public restroom/shower area. There are not electrical hook ups in the camping area. Cars and campers are not allowed on Cumberland Island and all gear must be loaded by hand or cart onto the ferry. It is approximately 1/4 mile walk from the ferry dock to the camp ground. Carts can transport approximately 35 pounds of gear per load. Campers are cautioned to pack conservatively as all gear, equipment and trash must be transported to and from the island. There are no trash receptacles on the island. Campers are responsible for loading and unloading their own equipment. Gear, equipment and recreational items may be denied portage on the ferry based on the captain's disgression. . Each site has one picnic table, fire ring, food storage cage, and pole for hanging trash. All waste must be transported off the island as there are no trash cans on Cumberland Island. Dead and down wood may be collected for camp fires. Fire wood may also be purchased from the concession operated ferry. Visitors are not recommended to transport wood from outside the local area as it may bring exotic pests to the area.
Walk In, Hike In, Boat In
National Park Service
Sea Camp Camp Ground is located in Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia
Transportation to Cumberland Island National Seashore is via the Cumberland Queen ferry. The ferry is a concession operation. Private boats are also allowed to dock during daylight hours on the north end of the Dungeness and Sea Camp docks, but must pay the entrance fee.
6 Reviews of Sea Camp Camp Ground
This is one of my favorite campgrounds in Georgia. The island is only accessible by boat, and there are a limited number of people allowed on the island daily which means it is never over crowded. Use the food boxes. Raccoons are nosy.
What a truly unique gem of a place! Wild horses running on the beach (and all over the island). Be sure to bring/rent a bike so you can explore all the interesting sites along the islands trails. The ruins of an old mansion look like a much older archeological site. There are bathrooms and running (potable) water at the camp, and you're allowed to collect/burn dead wood in the area (often a bit soggy- worth bringing dry wood). The bugs were horrendous -no getting around that I guess, though I'm sure it would be better sometime other than summer. 100% need to book the ferry in advance and avoid leaving valuables (or anything obvious) in the car when you leave it behind on the mainland.
The greenery on the island is beautiful. There are a lot of trails, and shoreline to explore. The island has wild horses, and a lot of southern history. Be sure to pack light, and don't leave anything in the car. Once you get to the island you can use the carts provided to haul all of your stuff to your campsite. They also have bikes available to rent.
You can bring your own bike on the ferry,or you can rent one on the island along with cart to take your gear.The beach and bathrooms were a mere 5 minute walk away, but the Sea Camp Dock was about a 15 minute walk. Raccoons can be a bit of a problem, but locking up my food and trash isn't a big deal. The wildlife is incredible wild horses everywhere.
17 of us stayed. Site is for 20, but there was ample space for all to fit and have private space. The island is amazing! Bathrooms are a short distance away. Do not expect hot showers! Keep all your food and scented items in the racoon proof cages or make sure your coolers/food boxes are locked! Raccoons will pry open just about everything! Raccoons, hogs, and bobcats will make enough noise to keep light sleepers awake all night- but all the kids slept soundly.
We slept in hammocks. It was perfect! Don’t forget your mosquito nets. Water at Seacamp is potable but has a funny taste. Water elsewhere on the island must be boiled.
First to Review
I returned to Sea Camp for the 21st time. I try to go for a week each year and have since 1987. The sites are relatively private, surrounded by twisting live oaks draped in Spanish moss and palmettos. Each has ample areas for tents, a fire pit with grill and picnic table. Some larger sites have 2 tables. They also have food cages to keep the pesky raccoons out of your food. Sea Camp also features bathrooms, cold water showers and a sink for washing dishes. It also has several spigots with potable water nearby. There is convenient Beach access via a boardwalk across the dunes. They limit the number of people on the island daily, so it's a nice relaxing Escape from the "real world". Access is provided by ferry from bSt. Mary's and I encourage reservations! A great place to get away from traffic, noise and everyday living. There are no stores on the isle so be prepared. Everything that comes on with you goes off, including trash. I plan on returning next year!