Coronavirus Update March 18, 2020
Daily ferry service from St. Marys, GA to Cumberland Island National Seashore “has been suspended until further notice,” according to the National Park Service (NPS).
Starting March 18, 2020, “the mainland visitor center and museum, Sea Camp ranger station, Plum Orchard and all campgrounds will be closed. All visitor activities, programs and tours are cancelled,” states an announcement by the NPS. (This includes the cancellation of camping reservations through April 15, 2020.)
Private Boat Access
During the suspension of the ferry service (amid the coronavirus public health emergency), those with private boats (not charters), can still access Cumberland Island during daytime (only), for use of the park’s grounds. “Trails, beach, and restrooms are still open,” for those with private boat access, according to the NPS (as of March 18, 2020).
Docking Private Boats At Cumberland Island
Docking with private boats is on a first come, first serve basis, as usual, and no overnight docking is allowed. To stay up to date on a fluid situation due to Coronavirus precautions, follow the National Seashore’s Facebook page (for further news updates). Or call Cumberland Island National Seashore’s park office at 912-882-4336 x254 (from 8 AM to 4 PM) .
Greyfield Inn, Cumberland Island
Earlier this week, Cumberland Island’s Greyfield Inn, announced that as of Monday, March 16, 2020, they were temporarily closing the inn. “The safety of our guests, staff and families is our utmost priority during this time of uncertainty and unrest. As we continue to monitor the evolving novel Coronavirus we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close Greyfield Inn,” a message shared on their Facebook page. As of March 16th, they were intending to reopen on Monday, March 30. (However, in this fluid environment, call the Greyfield Inn for updates or follow their Facebook page).