Year National Seashore Formed:
8,840 wilderness and 11,718 acres as potential wilderness
(Lost appx. 200 acres)
Total Current Wilderness Acreage:
(abt 15 square miles)
National Park Service
*this number excludes private boaters kayakers, scientists/naturalists and guests of private events
Previously designated as an
International Biosphere Reserve
(this designation was removed in 2017)
We’re often contacted by visitors who have witnessed damage to the island’s ecosystem, or blatant disregard of policy protections. We encourage you to report these to the National Park Service and also complete this form.
Thank you for your respectful stewardship of Cumberland Island.