Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Sapelo Island Reserve and Reynolds Mansion

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This small barrier island is a unique destination along Georgia's famed Colonial Coast. Guests begin their day at the mainland visitor center, where they can learn about Sapelo's cultural history, coastal wildlife, and complex beach and dunes systems.  After a 30-minute ferry ride, they arrive at this 11-mile-long island.  Guided tours highlight the African-American community of Hog Hammock, Reynolds Mansion, Nanny Goat Beach, University of Georgia Marine Institute and a restored 1820 lighthouse.

Groups may stay overnight on the island at the historic Reynolds Mansion or Cabretta Campground. The unusual and lovely Reynolds Mansion features marble sculptures, an ornately decorated Circus Room, murals by Athos Menaboni, a bowling lane, billiards, library and more. Cabretta Campground is sheltered by live oaks and is just a short walk to the beach.

   Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island Business Plan


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.398116 | W -081.276666

Location: The Sapelo ferry and visitor center are located in Meridian, 8 miles northeast of Darien, off Ga. Hwy. 99.


Sapelo Island Reserve and Reynolds Mansion
1766 Landing Road
Route 1, Box 1500
Darien, GA 31305


Sapelo Birding Adventure
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 3 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Sapelo Island Reserve and Reynolds Mansion
The adventure will be filled with opportunities for birding around the barrier island with expert ornithologists. Habitats will include open fields, maritime forests, marshes, and beaches. On May 8, an optional kayak trip is available to participants interested in spending more time on the island.  Costs vary based on selected accommodations. 912-485-2299.
1766 Landing Road
Route 1, Box 1500
Darien, GA 31305
McIntosh County
James Maund

Russ Morgan
912-485-2299  Accountant Paraprofessional, DNR/Reynolds Mansion

Sybil Maund

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