Day Trip to Cumberland
Island & The Okefenokee
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Aaahhhh. Relax. Really, really relax. Board
the Cumberland Queen for a short ferry ride
across the bay to Georgia's own secluded
paradise! The pristine white beaches and
windswept dunes of this unspoiled National
Seashore are home to wild horses, sea grasses,
majestic live oak and palmetto forests, turkeys,
alligators, armadillos, deer, and a tremendous
variety of coastal birds. Hop on your rented
bike, tour the 1898 Georgian Revival Plum
Orchard mansion or visit the dramatic ruins of
the once magnificent Carnegie Estate
“Dungeness.” Voted “Best Wilderness Beach”
by the Travel Channel and ranked #4 in Trip
Advisor's “Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.”
Get wild! Kingsland is one of the gateways to the
huge, 430,000 acre Okefenokee National Wildlife
Refuge, the “Land of the Trembling Earth,” home
to hundreds of species of birds and wildlife. Check
out the welcome center, observation tower, and
restored swamp homestead. Rent bikes, picnic,
fish, canoe, or take a guided boat tour.For more
information on any of these attractions, visit
the regal Kingsland Welcome Center at I-95
Exit 3 or call 1-800-433-0225.
Waycross, Ga & The
Okefenokee Swamp Park
FUN! FUN! FUN! Visit a natural wonder that's
known world-wide, the Okefenokee Swamp Park!
Enjoy art and history at Okefenokee Heritage
Center, Southern Forest World, and Obediah's
Okefenok - a mid-1800's homestead featuring
special events with living history demonstrations.
Enjoy boating, skiing, golf and nature trails at Laura
S. Walker State Park, a coastal birding site.
Waycross is an easy hour drive from St. Simons.
For more information contact the Waycross
Tourism Bureau, 315-A Plant Avenue,
Waycross, Ga. 31501. 912-283-3744.