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Cumberland open but no ferry during shutdown

During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, Cumberland Island National Seashore will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Island roads, grounds and trails will remain accessible to visitors, but transportation to and from the island will not be available through the NPS concessionaire. Hazardous and dangerous conditions may exist. For emergency and rescue services, call 911.

There will be no NPS-provided visitor services at Cumberland Island National Seashore, including public information, programming, restrooms, trash collection and facilities and roads maintenance. The mainland visitor center, museum and headquarters will be closed. All park programs have been canceled, including Sea Camp dockside programs, ranger-led walking tours, Plum Orchard mansion tours and concession-operated Lands and Legacies tours.

The NPS will not be providing services for NPS-operated campgrounds, including maintenance, janitorial, bathrooms, showers, check-in/check-out and reservations. Campers will be notified of the final opportunity for ferry departure from the island. Visitors holding campground reservations should be aware that there will be no ferry service provided to or from the island during the shutdown.  

Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.

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