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Coastal Camping

GPB's own Coastal Naturalist, Cathy Sakas, will join the Georgia Outdoors crew and together we'll set out on a camping adventure traveling up the coast of Georgia.

We'll start by taking the ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia's southernmost barrier island. Here the horses run free and the salt marshes and tidal creeks glisten with saltwater. Cumberland Island is about the same size as Manahattan, but it's not nearly as crowded!



Next, we'll take another ferry to Sapelo Island. Here we'll learn about the history of the island, it's newly renovated lighthouse and maybe even have a lesson in how to make marsh grass baskets.

Finally, we'll visit Ossabaw Island by boat. Camping is not allowed here but we'll take a tour thanks to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

We'll do all this while spending the night under the stars with the sound of the waves crashing nearby. Life couldn't get any better.


Related Links

Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society

The Hog Hammock Community of Sapelo Island is the last intact Geechee community in the sea islands of Georgia. Learn more about this very special place.


National Park Service

Thought Cumberland Island looked like a place you would like to visit? Visit the National Park Service reservations page.


Georgia State Parks

How about Sapelo Island? Visit the Georgia State Parks website to find out more.


Gray's Reef National Marine Sacntuary

Learn more about Georgia's very own Gray's Reef National Marine Sacntuary and what Cathy Sakas does there as the Education Coordinator.


Sapelo Island Lighthouse

Find out more about the history and restoration of the Sapelo Island Lighthouse.


Georgia Coast, McIntosh County

Tabby structures exist up and down the Georgia Coast. Visit these Georgia Department of Natural Resources websites to learn more about the tabby resources along the Georgia Coast and in McIntosh County.


Fishing Regulations

When you are camping along the coast saltwater fishing, cast netting and seine netting are great ways to get your supper. But first, be sure to always check the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources fishing regulations to make sure that you are properly licensed and lawful.


Coastal Resources Division

Learn more about your Georgia Coast, visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division website. Here you can find out about the programs to protect our coastal habitats and wildlife.


Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve

Learn more about the programs and research conducted at the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve.


seaturtles.org, Caribbean Conservation Corporation

Learn more about sea turtles.


Other Resources

Amazon Books

Read God, Dr. Buzzard and the Bolito Man, a memoir of the Sapelo Island native Cornelia Walker Bailey and a selection of Cover to Cover, the Georgia Public Radio monthly book club program. Listen the award winning program the last Sunday of every month at 8 PM. You can also purchase a copy of this book from Amazon Books and help GPB at the same time.

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The Disappearance Of Glenn Miller

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In Search Of Our Fathers

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