Cumberland Island National Seashore - October 2015 Part 1

by Steveandjustyna June. 23, 2017 1020 views

We really wanted to go camping on Cumberland Island on the East Coast of U.S.A. It's not so easy to get a camping spot on this beautiful island in prime time of the year (Spring or Autumn). We reserved a spot 6 months in advance and (finally) on October 25th 2015 we got on a ferry boat from St. Marys, Georgia.

Ferry boat landing pier near the Visitor Station on Cumberland Island.

Ferry boat landing pier near the Visitor Station on Cumberland Island.

We spent total of 7 days on the island and had a wonderful time. We wished we could have stayed longer, but 7 nights is a maximum allowed for campers. Cumberland Island National Seashore preserves one of the last examples of maritime forest. The incredible coastal wooded habitat supports species of animals such as wild horses, armadillos, wild turkeys, deer, raccoons, wild hogs and many others.

We saw many giant oaks, like this one.

We saw many giant oaks, like this one.

Another incredible oak.

Another incredible oak.

Each campsite was provided with a special "security box" for your food. Raccoons, mice, rats and other creatures have no remorse stealing your goodies.

Each campsite was provided with a special "security box" for your food. Raccoons, mice, rats and other creatures have no remorse stealing your goodies.

A wild orange tree at our campsite supplied us with these :) Fresh squeezed orange juice every day - priceless!

A wild orange tree at our campsite supplied us with these :) Fresh squeezed orange juice every day - priceless!

On a walk in the forest...

On a walk in the forest...

A statue of a lion found on top of a dune... The island used to belong to the Carnagie family and this is perhaps a reminiscence of their presence in the past.

A statue of a lion found on top of a dune... The island used to belong to the Carnagie family and this is perhaps a reminiscence of their presence in the past.

The Plum Orchard mansion was a residency built in 1898 for one of the Carnagie children.

The Plum Orchard mansion was a residency built in 1898 for one of the Carnagie children.

Back at the campsite table we found this "little gentleman" feasting on orange juice left on the seeds.

Back at the campsite table we found this "little gentleman" feasting on orange juice left on the seeds.

Our campsite surrounded by crooked oaks, palmetto and eternal silence. Life in nature is good!

Our campsite surrounded by crooked oaks, palmetto and eternal silence. Life in nature is good!

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Dzmitry Samakhvalau 2 years, 4 months ago

interesting nature

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Steveandjustyna Replied to Dzmitry Samakhvalau 2 years, 4 months ago

Yes, indeed.

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

Wonderful report! What a beautiful place!
Thanks for sharing!

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Steveandjustyna Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for looking! It is a beautiful place, really worth visiting if you plan to come to South-eastern part of the States.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Steveandjustyna 2 years, 4 months ago

I'm headed to Texas in September, so maybe I'll make a side trip either coming or going back home, 
to see it myself! 
Cheers!
Jay

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
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