Located on Georgia's largest barrier island and featuring incredible maritime forests, secluded beaches and wide marshes, Cumberland Island National Seashore is a must-see destination for RV lovers. Cumberland Island National Seashore covers most of the southern-most barrier island in Georgia (which is around 36,415 acres) and features at least 23 distinct ecological communities. The area is a hub for flora and fauna and because of this it was authorized by Congress in 1972 as a National Seashore.
Cumberland Island National Seashore is a very heavily protected area and has some strict restrictions in order to protect the stunning environment. Only 300 people are allowed on the island at a time and it is only accessible by boat. There is a ferry that runs at different frequencies throughout the year, but no vehicles are allowed on the island. This means that you will need to leave your RV on the mainland during your visit.
Once you arrive at Cumberland Island National Seashore, there is plenty of different activities and experiences for you to enjoy. The island has two museums and two historical districts that feature ruins of the Carnegie Dungeness mansion, the intact Plum Orchard mansion dating back to the 1890s and a shell midden dating back over 4,000 years. There are also plenty of recreation to enjoy, including swimming, kayaking, hiking, fishing, stargazing and biking.
The island does have some camping facilities but there is no RV camping allowed. Despite this you do have some options that are located near the island. Crooked River State Park and Jacksonville North / St. Marys KOA both are around 25 miles from the island and feature many RV-friendly sites that you can call home. Peak season at Cumberland Island National Seashore is from March until the end of September.