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St. Simons Land Trust


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Cannon's Point Preserve
Hours, Regulations, Safety


PLEASE NOTE: While Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Glynn County, please take note of the information below to ensure the safety of Land Trust volunteers and Preserve visitors:

  • The Georgia-Pacific Education Pavilion is closed to the public.
  • Upon arrival to the Preserve, please sign-in with a docent at the Pavilion. Please also sign-out when leaving the Preserve.
  • No handouts, including brochures/maps, will be provided. Please use a mobile device to download the Preserve map and scavenger hunts prior to visiting.
  • Self-exploration is encouraged.
  • Social distancing is encouraged.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: The Cannon’s Point Preserve non-motorized boat launch is closed for repairs until further notice. The fixed platform and walkway are open for wildlife viewing along the marsh, but the gangway and float on the water are closed. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to have the launch open again soon.


Be Aware

The following are things to be mindful of as you enter the property:

  • Water
    • There is NO WATER, please bring plenty for yourself
  • Restrooms
    •  These are located at the parking area
  • Trash
    • There are NO TRASH RECEPTACLES, please take out what you bring in
  • Biting insects - bring your own bug spray
    • Ticks
      • Always check for ticks after leaving any wooded area
    • Mosquitoes
    • Gnats
  • Venomous Snakes
    • Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
    • Timber Rattlesnake
    • Cottonmouth
  • Plants
    • Poison Ivy
    • Jumping Cactus
    • Prickly Pear Cactus
  • Cell Phone Service
    • Limited cell phone service on the property
  • Pets
    • As animal lovers, we understand the desire to bring pets on a CPP excursion but please keep in mind:
      • Pets are not native.
      • A pet's presence at the Preserve disrupts the behavior and health of existing native wildlife.
      • A pet should never be left in a vehicle for an extended period of time, especially in the summer heat.
      • A vehicle left on is a fire hazard for the wilderness area.
      • Alternative locations for pets include:
        • Frederica Park
        • Alice Richards Botanical Trail
        • Harrington Community Park
        • John Gilbert Nature Trail
        • East Beach (please check with county rules and regulations)

Rules and Regulations

To protect the special features of the Preserve, the following are never allowed:

  • Animals
  • Camping
  • Climbing
  • Collecting
  • Drones
  • Hunting (Except authorized hunts)
  • Metal Detectors
  • Smoking


  • Parking is only permitted in designated areas.
  • Vehicles must remain in southern area (except for emergency, maintenance, management, and designated tours).
  • Speed limit is 20mph on paved roads and 10mph on unpaved roads.
  • Bikes must remain on roads and are not permitted on trails.
  • Due to the age and sensitivity of the historic ruins on site, please remain outsisde of all fencing.
  • Launching of kayaks and other boats permitted at the non-motorized boat launch in Taylor's Fish Camp must launch no later than 1pm.
  • Only saltwater fishing is permitted (GA license required; state regulations apply)
  • Firearms must be stored out of sight and in locked vehicles at all times (excepet during authorizzed hunts)


Take only pictures, leave only footprints.

Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.

For other emergencies, call (912) 223-8845.

For additional information, please call the St. Simons Land Trust office at (12) 638-9109.