The NPS is consistently re-evaluating the number of potential daily visitors allowed on the island; most recently in association with the development of a new Visitor Use Management Plan.
Wild Cumberland opposes any increase in the number of daily visitors to the island — to protect both the health of the island and the visitor experience.
Congress directed the National Park Service that “no development of the project or plan for the convenience of visitors shall be undertaken which would be incompatible with the preservation of the unique flora and fauna” (section 5b) when Cumberland Island was designated a National Seashore.
Increasing the number of visitors will directly and adversely impact the island’s fragile ecosystems, and contradicts the very purpose for which it was created.
Let officials know that you oppose any increase to the daily visitor limit now.
You may also contact National Park Service Superintendent Gary Ingram directly at (912) 882-4336