Wilderness Facts

Total acreage: 9,886
Managed by: National Park Service
Year of designation: 1982

Rare and endangered species: Loggerhead sea turtles, leatherback sea turtles, green sea turtles, piping plovers, right whale, least tern, American oystercatcher, Wilson’s plover, longleaf pine

Other wildlife: American alligator, bobcat, coyote, bald eagles, osprey

* One of the world’s largest endangered right whale calving grounds is located just offshore from Cumberland Island.

* The wilderness forest includes old-growth live oaks that are over 400 years old.