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Cannon's Point Preserve
Hours, Regulations, Safety


During the past several weeks, we have continued to regularly monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Glynn County and continued to follow the advice of county and state health agencies and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  

Over the past week, the number of cases have indeed increased.  As of July 7, the number of confirmed cases in Glynn County reached 1,231.  In addition, we have followed updates from the Harvard Global Health Institute that daily tracks COVID-19 risk factors in each state and county in the USA. Glynn County ranks in the high risk category.

We have therefore made the decision to once again close Cannon’s Point Preserve.  While we have been reluctant to close, and we hate not being able to share the Preserve with the public, our first priority always is ensuring the safety of volunteers, guests, and staff. 

This closure will be in effect through the month of July.  At that time, we will reassess the situation based on current data and recommendations from those in the medical communities.  As we continue closely monitoring health risks, we also look forward to when we can re-open the Preserve again in a way that will keep docents and visitors safe.

We encourage you to enjoy self-exploration on a number of other Land Trust properties during this time. Stay safe and healthy!



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 RECEPTICLES, please take out what you bring in
  • Biting insects - bring your own bug spray
    • Ticks
    • 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 pets 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
        • John Gilbert Nature Trail
        • East Beach (please check with county rules and regulations)

Rules and Regulations

  • NO pets
  • NO climbing
  • NO collecting
  • NO drones
  • NO metal detectors
  • NO launching of kayaks or other boats after 1pm
  • NO bikes or motorized vehicles on hiking trails
  • NO vehicles in northern area except for emergency, maintenance, management, and tours
  • NO camping
  • NO hunting
  • NO smoking
  • Trash MUST be taken with you when you leave
  • Guns must remain stored, out of sight, and in locked vehicles at all times
  • Visitor parking is at Taylor's Fish Camp
  • Speed Limit is 25 on paved road, 15 on unpaved road
  • Fishing requires a GA license, state regulations apply
Take only pictures, leave only footprints