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to our corner of Georgia… A million miles away…is just down the road. Escape to Kingsland, our corner of the beautiful Georgia Coast, located on Interstate 95 at the Georgia/Florida state line. Spend the night and embrace our small town southern charm and hospitality blended with the comforts of new hotels, restaurants and easy Interstate 95 access. Stay a few days and experience the magic and mysteries of southeast Georgia. Ferry to the white sand beaches of Cumberland Island and unwind in the enchantment of untouched natural beauty, the history of the rich and famous, the thrill of pounding hoof beats as the wild horses approach the dunes or the simplicity of a magnificent seashell pressed against your ear. Glide by sleeping alligators and native birds exploring the mysteries of the mirrored black waters of the Okefenokee Swamp. “The Land of the Trembling Earth” is like no where else on earth, a beautifully preserved segment of what was here when America began. Meandering rivers wind through dense marshlands and challenging golf quietly exists among tidal creeks and breathtaking marsh views. Outdoor activities are prevalent and visitors enjoy comfortable year around weather. The Kingsland area is blessed with a rich heritage of history and natural beauty. Whether it’s a day browsing the antique shops and charms of the historic districts of Kingsland and St. Marys, marveling at the daring of those who explored the ocean depths at the Submarine Museum or learning about “The Forgotten Battle”, the last battle of the War of 1812, your vacation memories await you. If you still have time, make the short trip to the Golden Isles of St. Simons and Jekyll, Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island or Jacksonville. Explore, Discover, Shop or just relax the day away, but don’t miss the experience!

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Cumberland Island National Seashore

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A short ferry ride on the Cumberland Queen transports you to this unspoiled National Seashore. Share the wide white beaches with wild horses grazing amidst the windswept dunes. Inland, majestic live oak and palmetto forests provide shelter for the wild horses, turkey, alligator, armadillo, deer and a tremendous variety of coastal birds. History abounds amidst tours of Plum Orchard and the mystical ruins of the once magnificent Carnegie Estate “Dungeness”. Bike rentals available. Plum Orchard Tours are conducted the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Depart from St. Marys at 12:45 pm and return at 4:15 pm. Campers may hike to Plum Orchard and meet the ranger there at 1:30 to start the tour. Ferry Schedule: Spring, Summer & Fall (Mar. 1st–Nov. 30)– Ferry leaves St. Marys at 9:00 am & 11:45 am and leaves Cumberland at 10:15 am & 4:45 pm, 7 days a week. In addition, on Wed.–Sat. the ferry runs from Cumberland at 2:45 pm. Winter Schedule is the same except there is no Wed.–Sat. 2:45 pm run. For reservations and pricing call 912-882-4335 or 877860-6787.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Natural unspoiled and virtually unmarked by man… experience the “Land of the Trembling Earth”. This wilderness encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals, moss draped cypress trees and lily pads which provide sanctuaries for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife. Enjoy a guided boat tour or paddle your own canoe, experience the newly renovated interactive welcome center, observation tower and restored swamp homestead. Rent bikes, picnic or go fishing. For more information, call 866-THE-SWAMP or 912-496-7156.

Historic Downtown Kingsland Known as the ‘Royal District’ and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Kingsland was once owned by King George II of England. Steeped in history and tradition, the historic downtown area offers a variety of antique and specialty shops, dining and city offices.

Arts Camden/CCHS Theatre Productions One of the jewels in Kingsland's crown is its modern Arts Center. The Arts Center is a state-ofthe art facility at Camden County High School which also serves as the county's performing arts center. The 1,800-seat theater hosts professional theater groups, ballets, and orchestra performance. The Center has a full-time manager to oversee its use, and it can be rented out for large conventions. In addition plays are performed regularly throughout the year. Please contact 800.433.0225 for scheduled performances.

Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park Whether watching the arrival of shrimp boats, the billow of sail boats as they skim by or the stunning sunsets reflected in the St. Marys river, the park offers leisurely tranquility in addition to visual beauty. Unwind on old fashioned swings or throw a penny in the fountain for good luck while the young ones entertain themselves in the playground area.

Kings Bay Submarine Base The Kings Bay Naval Submarine base is the east coast homeport for the Ohio-class fleet ballisticmissile and guided missile submarines and the only naval base in the Atlantic Fleet capable of supporting the Trident II Missile. A massive nine-year, $1.3 billion construction project initiated in 1981 included construction of facilities to sup-


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port a squadron of Trident submarines; facilities were built for submarine maintenance and repair, crew training, weapons handling and storage, and personnel support. The highly secure facility encompasses approximately 16,000 acres, 4,000 of which are protected wetlands. More than 9,000 military and civilian personnel, including contract personnel, make up the installation's workforce.

ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise.

Bancroft Memorial Other military bases may have ceremonial tanks or aircraft at their front gates but rising from a sea of green grass at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is a submarine replica bearing the USS George Bancroft Sail. The exhibit is free, open to the public and makes a great photo!

Woodbine Riverwalk/Bryan-Lang Library Formerly the site of the 1700’s Woodbine plantation, Woodbine is now the county seat of Camden County. Leisurely stroll down the two-mile winding, scenic river walk and see breathtaking views of the pristine Satilla River and all the surrounding nature or get even closer to nature fishing or boating. Stop in and share our county history at the Bryan-Lang Historical Library. For information on Woodbine River Walk contact the City of Woodbine at (912) 576-3211. For information on the BryanLang Library call (912) 576-5841.

Woodbine Opry Located just minutes north of Kingsland, grab a plate of delicious home-cooked food and a glass of southern sweet tea… Enjoy dinner and music at the renovated “Old School” Woodbine Community Center. On Friday nights, enjoy Blue Grass and Gospel and on Saturday night enjoy Country Western Music. For more information, contact 912-552-5113.

Crooked River State Park A nature trail winds through maritime forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other coastal birds. The park's nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to this part of Georgia. A boat

St. Marys Aquatic Center Celebrate the summer months at this 7-acre mega-fun water park! Adults can relax in a tube as they float around the park in the endless river, or get fit with a refreshing swim in the lap pool. For kids’ thrills (4 feet & over) there’s a 2-story slide full of exhilarating twists and turns. The big attraction for the little ones is the playpool where play pals find dozens of ways to squirt, spray and splatter. For more information call 912-673-8118.

Colonial Coast Birding Trail View a kaleidoscope of birds along the varied lands and waters that comprise the Colonial Coast Birding Trail. More than 300 species of birds have been sighted at the 18 sites along the birding trail. Trail sites in and around Kingsland include Cumberland Island National Seashore, Crooked River State Park and Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

Gilligan’s Island One of Camden County's best kept secrets! This newly constructed 57-acre park is open to the public and features trails through native and pristine Georgia habitat, as well as a cool, spring-fed lake ideal for swimming, canoeing, or kayaking. Gilligan's Island park amenities include a screened pavilion, picnic tables, outdoor barbeque, and a special area for four-legged family members! Canoe, kayak and pedal boats rentals available. 800-433-0225

Fishing Charters & Rentals are available throughout our area. An annual Kingfish Tournament brings sports fishermen to the area in hopes of catching that “big” one, dates vary each year so call ahead to make plans to attend. 800-433-0225


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With 279 holes some of the best challenging year round golf courses in the south are located in the Kingsland area or within a 30-minute drive. For a complete list of golf courses within driving distance of Kingsland call 800-433-0225. Laurel Island Golf Course – Designed by Davis Love III includes 18 unique holes that are carved out of the beautiful marshlands of Southeast Georgia. Facilities include a driving range, clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant and banquet room. 912-729-7277 Trident Lakes Golf Club – Designed by Arthur Hills this course was originally only open to the military and their guests, today everyone can enjoy the gently rolling fairways and tranquil settings. Separate non-gated entrance gives access to this challenging course. Facilities include: driving range, clubhouse, hospitality room, outdoor pavilion. 912-573-8475.

Kayaking Kayaking trips are offered all over our area including Cumberland Island and Okefenokee Swamp. Trips range from those that are designed for people who have little or no kayaking experience to several open water trips for the more experienced and adventurous.

Sky Diving and Deep-Sea Diving Whether you’re interested in soaring like an eagle learning to sky dive or in discovering the treasures in the depths of the sea, scuba diving …check out the Jumping Place or Divers Den for an experience of a lifetime.

Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum & War of 1812 Exhibit Located on the mainland, this museum houses a collection of artifacts from Cumberland Island including remembrances of the famed Carnegie lifestyle and remnants of the Timucuan Indians who once inhabited the island. A moving exhibit of “The Forgotten Battle” demonstrates the dramatic events that occurred when the newly discovered last battle of the War of 1812, the “Forgotten Invasion”, was fought at Point Peter.

It had been believed that the battle of New Orleans was the last military engagement of the War of 1812. However a recent development in Camden County has led to startling discoveries that will forever place that event (as well as the site of the last military invasion of the US by a foreign nation) here on the Georgia Coast. It is now known with certainty and documented that the fort at Point Peter was the site of the last military engagement of the War of 1812. Unaware that the war had ended several weeks earlier, British forces landed on Cumberland Island on January 10, 1815 and on January 13 staged an attack on Point Peter. The British destroyed the fort, looted the nearby City of St. Marys and departed. The battle of Point Peter was a significant event in a significant war. After all, it was the War of 1812 during which Francis Scott key was inspired to pen the Star Spangled banner. Wanting to share these enormously significant historical discoveries with the public, a new interactive exhibit, “The Forgotten Invasion”, is housed in the Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum.

Submarine Museum The Submarine Museum offers a history of the submarine force with a selfguided tour that includes a submarine periscope, a submarine helm station, a deep-sea diving suit, submarine uniforms, submarine memorabilia, photographs and modes. There is also a display dedicated to the eight submariners who received the Medal of Honor as well as a reading area and gift shop. For information and museum hours calls 912-882-ASUB.

Orange Hall Museum c. 1829 Tour an extraordinary sample of antebellum life in Greek Revival style. Sitting gracefully on Osborne Street is found the architectural pearl of historic St. Marys, Georgia. The home takes its name Orange Hall from the “extensive hedges and the large sour orange grove at the rear of the house.” This is a showcase of antebellum life in the Greek Revival style, with massive fluted columns below classic, yet


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simple, Doric capitals and triangular pediment. Its spacious rooms and wide hallways, and its garden’s tree hedges all contribute to a simple frontier elegance. Its main floor is above the groundlevel floor, the latter used primarily for food preparation, servant areas, and storage. In 1960 the owner deeded it to the City of St. Marys for use as a library and civic center. Today, the grand old lady is a welcome center and living museum of the city’s past. Hours: Mon. by Appointment; Mon.-Sat. 9:00am-4:00pm; Sun. 1:00-4:00pm. 912-576-3644.

The First Presbyterian Church c. 1808 The oldest Presbyterian church building in the state of Georgia, this historic church also has the distinction of being the oldest building in Georgia that has been in continuous use as a church since its erection.

McIntosh Sugar Mill Tabby Ruins c. 1825 Tabby, a building material unique to the area, is made of oyster shells, sand and water. The mill was built in 1825 and is the largest and best preserved of all tabby remains in the Southeast. Its rooms which were devoted to the grinding, boiling and processing of cane for sugar products are still in tact. The ruins are one of the oldest industrial sites of Georgia. The building burned in the mid-1800s and was never rebuilt. Picnic areas are located on the grounds.

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Oak Grove Cemetery c. 1788 Genealogy buffs and historians alike reminisce about the past under the Spanish moss laden oaks that shelter this historic cemetery. Here, you will find much of the history of Camden County recorded. The earliest marked grave is from 1801. A Soldier from every War is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.

From 1928 to 1935 the trolley was vital transportation between Kingsland and St. Marys. “See you in the funny papers!” was a saying originated by Roy Crane in his 1935 nationally-syndicated “Wash Tubs & Easy” comic strip. Crane rode into St. Marys and sketched local scenes to appear in the comic strip. The trolley played a major role in Crane’s story line and many local personalities who used this railcar were featured in the comic strip. In 1974 the St. Marys Kiwanis club restored the trolley and tours were conducted for two summers. It is now retired to a place of honor on Osborne Street in St. Marys.

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Kingsland is a ‘natural’ for senior, educational and youth groups, meeting planners, adventure-seekers, history buffs or nature lovers. Groups of all sizes with a variety of interests are sure to find new and exciting opportunities in the Kingsland area. Step-on Guide service is available and encouraged to enhance your group's experience during your visit. Additional tour ideas are available for groups. Please contact our office for more information, including our free Group Tour Manual, special group packages and step-on guide information. For our free Group Event Planner which includes itinerary planning, special group packages and step-on guide information, please contact us at:

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Crooked River State Park & Camping www.gastateparks.org/info/crookriv/ 912-882-5256 • 800-864-7275

Quiet country at its best. Offers general store, LP gas, city water and sewer, pull thrus, 20/30/50 AMP sites, laundry facilities, oak-shaded sites, bath house. Enjoy wrap-around porches with swings and rockers.

Located on 500 acres, this park offers cozy facilities in a beautiful setting. Campsites are surrounded by moss-draped oaks, most cottages overlook the river. Hikers can explore the nature trail that winds through maritime forest and salt marsh. Facilities include 62 tent, trailer, RV campsites and 11 cottages.

King George RV Resort I-95 Exit 7, West Harriett's Bluff Road 912-729-4110 • 800-852-1206 Convenient location with new clubhouse, pull thrus, full hook-ups, bathhouse, clubhouse activities, fishing in Crooked River. Pool available.

K.O.A. Campground I-95 Exit 1, West Scrubby Bluff Road 912-729-3232 • 800-KOA-3232 Daily, weekly and monthly rentals available as well as daily cabin rates. Full hook-ups, country store, laundry, bathhouse and pool.


ANNUAL EVENTS

Annual Labor Day Catfish Festival

This festival has been chosen as a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society and a “Top 100 Event in North America” by the American Bus Association. This long holiday weekend of family fun includes a parade, the Catfish 5K Fun Run, arts and crafts, and entertainment and. However, the main attraction is the great food; steaming catfish stew, spicy Cajun-style catfish and southern-fried catfish are just a few of the delicacies that capture the distinct flavors of the true south.

Kingsland is the perfect location to stay for any of the area festivals and events such as... Kingsland Transportation and Vehicle Show

Okefenokee Festival

3rd Saturday in March, downtown Kingsland A special show for all vehicles, celebrating transportation through the years. There will be cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and trains, antiques, vintage, classics and enthusiasts. 912-729-5613 • www.kingslandgeorgia.com

2nd Saturday in October, Folkston Held around the old train depot on Main Street in Folkston, GA. Festival includes: 5k run/walk, parade, entertainment, food concessions, arts & crafts booths and a street dance. Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce, 912-496-2536

Crawfish Festival

National Memorial Service, WWII Sub Veterans

Last Weekend in April in Woodbine The event is held at the Waterfront Park and along the Riverwalk in Downtown Woodbine. It includes food, music, arts and crafts, games, rides and much more. Ph: 912-576-3211

1st weekend in November St. Marys Submarine Museum, 912-882-2782, www.stmaryssubmuseum.com

Mardi Gras

2nd Tuesday in November, St. Marys Come to the historic district and do your Christmas Shopping. Most merchants will be open until 9 pm, including the Submarine Museum. St. Marys Downtown Development Authority, 912-882-8111

Saturday before Ash Wednesday Contact St. Marys Tourism, 912-882-4000

Armed Forces Day Celebration

Downtown Merchants Christmas Open House

Third Saturday in May downtown Kingsland A patriotic salute to America's military, our veterans, their families, and those who have given the 'Last Full Measure of Devotion'. Ceremony commences at 11am and includes an honorary invocation, parade of colors, rifle salute, cascade of taps, and singing of the National Anthem. There will be free entertainment, a variety of food and activities. 912-729-5613

White Lights Ceremony

Fourth of July Festival

1st Sunday in December, Woodbine Held annually at the Woodbine United Methodist Church located at the corner of Bedell Ave and 4th Street. For more information, contact Woodbine City Hall at 912-576-3211.

Hosted by the Kiwanis Club this festival celebrates our nation's independence. Festival includes: 5k/10k races, parade, food concessions, entertainment, arts & crafts booths, and a spectacular fireworks display over the St. Marys River at dusk. 912-882-4000

Rock Shrimp Festival 1st Saturday in October, St. Marys Hosted by Kiwanis Club, this festival includes 5k/10k races, parade, entertainment, street dance, food concessions, arts and crafts booths and rock shrimp dinners. Ph: 912-882-4000

1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving, St. Marys Christmas Caroling and the chance to meet Santa. The city sets up about a billion white lights and turn them on as Santa comes down Osborne St., St. Marys Downtown Development Authority, 912-882-8111

Community Christmas Celebration

Candlelight Tour of Homes 2nd Saturday in December, St. Marys All decorated in Christmas Splendor, many Historic Homes are put on tour for all to come and enjoy. A great way to share the beauty of the Christmas Holiday Season. 800-868-8687


Folkston Funnel

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A double track which serves as the main artery for railroad traffic into and out of Florida. From the viewing platform visitors can see trains passing on their way to and from Jacksonville, FL in the south, and a split north of town where trains go west to Waycross, GA, and north to Savannah. The platform features lights, ceiling fans, and a scanner to listen to radio traffic between trains. Adjacent to the platform are picnic tables, a grill, and a new restroom facility for our guests.

Brunswick & the Golden Isles • St. Simons Island – offers a wide range of pastimes for all ages and interests, from beach and water activities to biking, golf, tennis and horseback riding. You’ll enjoy exploring the shops and galleries, touring historic sites such as the St. Simons Lighthouse, Christ Church and Fort Frederica and sampling the many local varieties of coastal cuisine. • Jekyll Island – Pristine, uncrowded beaches, guided nature walks and miles of jogging and biking trails are bathed in sun, fun and cool Atlantic breezes. History buffs seeking a glimpse of Jekyll’s “millionaire” legacy will enjoy the guided tour highlighting the 240acre historic district. Check out the new Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Visitors will explore exhibits on sea turtle conservation, rehabilitation, and their amazing journey from egg to adulthood. School field trips, public programs, and special events will highlight Georgia's unique coastal ecosystem and the mysterious world of these ancient reptiles. • Historic Downtown Brunswick – One of the five original ports of entry for the colonies in 1789, historic downtown Brunswick offers Georgia’s second largest concentration of historic structures. A waterfront park with a weekend farmers market, shrimp boats and a myriad of art galleries, antique and specialty shops fill your day. Stop in for lunch at one of the unique restaurants in this quintessential small southern town.

Captain Credle’s Shrimp Boat Tours Welcome aboard the “Lady Jane”, the only shrimp vessel on the entire east coast that is certified by the USCG to carry 49 passengers. If you like, help the crew sort shrimp from the catch of boneheads, black tips, sand sharks, horseshoe crabs, puffer fish, amberjacks and more. The Lady Jane has an air conditioned cabin, restrooms and open large decks with plenty of room to walk around and enjoy the view.

Savannah Stroll the historic squares, browse along the picturesque riverfront with its galleries, museums, shops and fabulous restaurants or take the original “Midnight in the Garden” tour – You’ll find Savannah everything it’s rumored to be!

Fort Clinch State Park You’ll walk over a drawbridge and take a step back into history when you enter Fort Clinch and see how it may have looked in 1864. The first weekend of each month, soldiers perform an 1864

reenactment of everyday fort operations. In addition to the wonders of the fort and its mighty cannons, spend the day and enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming or a picnic lunch.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site Representing the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast, carved from the marshes along the Altamaha River in the early 1800’s. Experience the history and rich tradition of the genteel low country society.

Waycross Home to the Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross offers another entrance to this nationally acclaimed wonder. Enjoy art and history at Okefenokee Heritage Center, Southern Forest World and Obediah’s Okefenok, a mid-1800’s homestead. Laura S. Walker State Park offers boating, skiing, golf and nature trails.

Jacksonville, Fl This upbeat city with its international airport, abundance of shopping malls and venues, endless culture opportunities, night life that includes everything from intimate jazz clubs to a world class symphony, is just a few minutes south on I-95. Jacksonville was home to Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005.

Fernandina Beach & Amelia Island, FL At the northernmost corner of Florida, Amelia Island with the city of Fernandina Beach at its heart sits just across the St. Marys River. This retreat is home to golf, tennis, sailing, fishing and sightseeing. Shoppers will be in heaven in the 50-block Historic District and history buffs will love Fort Clinch.

The Georgia Coast Travel Region 100 miles of history, beaches, golf, fishing, boating, shopping, dining and lodging. For more information on the wonderful cities and attractions along the coast of Georgia visit www.VisitCoastalGeorgia.com.

The Okefenokee Trail Along the Okefenokee Trail visitors will have the opportunity to explore three separate entrances of the great Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and communities such as Waycross, Kingsland, and Folkston. This refuge consists of over 430,000 acres of natural wetlands, which has an abundant wildlife and plant life. Guided boat tours are offered throughout the refuge as well as canoe rentals for the adventurous type. Nature trails, wildlife observation and camping are also available at most entry points. For more information, visit www. OkefenokeeTrail.org

Kingsland Welcome Center The new Kingsland Welcome Center is located off of Interstate 95 at Exit 3. The Welcome Center provides travelers with information about area attractions, events, hotels and restaurants. The center is open seven days a week. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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