REGULATIONS & SAFETY - St. Simons Land Trust
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REGULATIONS & SAFETY

In our efforts to be an organization that is as “green” as possible, we are not providing handouts to visitors of the Preserve.  Instead, we hope that you will use a mobile device to download the Cannon’s Point Preserve map (above) and Outdoor Classroom scavenger hunts prior to visiting. Self-exploration is encouraged, but CPP Docents will be on site if you have questions or want additional information before heading out on hikes or bike rides.

 

TO MAKE YOUR VISIT SAFE, COMFORTABLE, AND ENJOYABLE, HERE ARE A FEW IMPORTANT THINGS TO BE MINDFUL OF AS YOU ENTER THE PRESERVE:

  • Water
    • There is NO POTABLE WATER on site.  Therefore, please bring plenty of drinking water for yourself and any guests, especially children.
  • Restrooms
    • The ONLY restroom facilities are near the parking lot and the Georgia-Pacific Pavilion on the southern end of the Preserve.
  • Trash
    • There are NO TRASH RECEPTACLES, so please remember to “pack it in and pack it out.”  We greatly appreciate your help in making sure that no trash is left behind on trails or at other sites on the Preserve.
  • Biting Insects – Ticks, Mosquitoes, Gnats
    • Wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats/caps are recommended, even in hot weather.
    • Please remember to bring your own bug spray.
    • Always check for ticks after leaving any wooded area.
  • Venomous Snakes – Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Cottonmouth/Water Moccasin
    • Remember that this is a wilderness area and is home to many reptiles, including the venomous ones listed above.
    • To protect yourself, always stay on marked trails and roads.
    • Closed-toed shoes are recommended.
  • Plants
    • Poison Ivy
    • Jumping Cactus
    • Prickly Pear Cactus
  • Cell Phone Service
    • There is LIMITED cell phone service on the property, which is why it is extremely important that you sign-in when you enter the Preserve.
  • NO 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 with the engine running is a fire hazard for the wilderness area. Please do not leave your car running to keep pets cool.
      • Alternative island locations for pets include:
        • Frederica Park (It contains a dog park.)
        • Alice Richards Botanical Trail
        • Harrington Community Park
        • John Gilbert Nature Trail
        • East Beach (Please check with the county’s seasonal rules and regulations.)

 

Preserve Rules and Regulations:

To protect the special environmental and historical features of the Preserve, the following are NOT allowed:

  • Animals – ONLY trained service animals are permitted.
  • Camping
  • Climbing
  • Collecting
  • Drones
  • Feeding wildlife
  • Hunting (Except authorized hunts)
  • Metal Detectors
  • Smoking

 

REMINDERS

  • Take only pictures. Leave only footprints.
  • Bikes must remain on roads and are not permitted on side trails and off-road areas.
  • Parking is only permitted in designated areas.
  • Speed limit is 20 mph on the paved road and 8 mph on unpaved roads.
  • 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 (except during authorized hunts).
  • Due to the age and sensitivity of the historic ruins on site, please remain outside of all fencing.
  • Kayaks and other non-motorized boats are allowed to be launched ONLY from the boat launch at Taylor’s Fish Camp and must be launched no later than 1:00 pm
  • CURRENTLY, THE BOAT LAUNCH IS CLOSED FOR REPAIRS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while repairs are completed.

Thank you for visiting Cannon’s Point Preserve.  We hope that you enjoy your visit, and we hope that you will return often.

Preserve Rules and Regulations:

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

  • Animals – Trained service animals only.
  • Camping
  • Climbing
  • Collecting
  • Drones
  • Feeding wildlife
  • Hunting (Except authorized hunts)
  • Metal Detectors
  • Smoking

REMINDERS

  • Bikes must remain on roads and are not permitted on trails and off-road areas.
  • Parking is only permitted in designated areas.
  • Speed limit is 20mph on the paved road and 10mph on unpaved roads.
  • 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 (except during authorized hunts).
  • Due to the age and sensitivity of the historic ruins on site, please remain outside 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 (LAUNCH CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE).

Take only pictures, leave only footprints.

During your visit to the Preserve, please remember these important phone numbers:

Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.

For other on-site emergencies, call (912) 223-8845 (only active Saturday-Monday, 9am-3pm).

For additional information, please call the St. Simons Land Trust office at (912) 638-9109.

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