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Canon’s Point Preserve

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Location Overview

Cannon's Point Preserve is open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 9am - 3pm. The non-motorized boat launch is open for launching from 9am - 1pm. There is a kiosk at the entrance to the Preserve where visitors will find maps and other information. On days when Cannon's Point is open to the public, there will be a volunteer at the entrance or on-site welcoming visitors. Cannon's Point Preserve has some of the last intact maritime forest on St. Simons Island and is rich in cultural and natural history. The peninsula has over six miles of salt marsh, tidal creek and river shore line that provide habitat for wildlife such as oysters, birds, fish, manatee and shell fish. Shell middens dating back to 2500 BCE are on the site, as are the remains of the large plantation home and slave quarters built by John Couper in the 1800s. Cannon’s Point Preserve also offers many recreational and educational experiences. You can: Go for a nature hike Go for a bike ride See historic ruins Go birding Find a quiet spot and have a picnic Launch a canoe, paddleboard, or kayak from the non-motorized boat launch You will find interpretive signage along the trails and at sites of historic and ecological importance to further your knowledge of Cannon’s Point Preserve. Cannon’s Point Preserve is a wonderful primitive wilderness experience staffed by volunteers. To fully enjoy your visit, please be aware that there is no access to potable water and limited access to restroom facilities.Before visiting, please familiarize yourself with the following information sheets. Cannon’s Point Preserve is a veritable wilderness and we recommend that you take some preparations before you visit to best enjoy your experience.

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