Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island

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. Pets are not allowed but service animals are welcome.


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 Highway 99.

1766 Landing Road SE
Darien, GA 31305
Darien, GA 31305
McIntosh County



Chocolate Plantation and Shell Ring Tour - Hidden Gems of Sapelo Island
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island
Join us on this exclusive day trip to the north end of Sapelo Island to tour the ruins of Chocolate Plantation and the mysterious Native American Shell Rings. Along the way we will stop for a picnic, so pack a lunch since there is nowhere to purchase one...  $40. 912-485-2299.
Hidden Gem
National Trail Day- Nature Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 to Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island
Day visitors may join us on beautiful Sapelo Island for a nature hike. We'll visit maritime forest, salt marsh and dune habitats, and finish on Sapelo's pristine Nanny Goat beach. Hike is approximately 2.5 miles over boardwalk, trail and beach. Click for ferry information.  $10. 912-485-2299.
Family Beach Day
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island
Come explore the wonders of Sapelo Island beaches. The Naturalist will take you on a beach walk and teach about animals that call the intertidal zone their home. The program will conclude with the chance use a fish seine to catch a sample of some coastal creatures.  $10. 912-485-2299.
Soak It In
Bike Sapelo
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island
Day visitors may enjoy biking Sapelo Island with our naturalist. We'll meet you at the ferry with a bike (bring your own helmet; required for 15 and under) and lead you on Sapelo's prettiest roads. Visit the Gator Pond, Lighthouse and Nanny Goat beach...  $25. 912-485-2299.
Get Outdoors Georgia
James Maund

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

Sybil Maund