In complete disregard for the Cumberland Island National Seashore, Camden County, Georgia, is aspiring to establish a non-federal launch site 5 miles inland from Cumberland Island. Camden County has entered into an Option Agreement with Union Carbide Corporation that grants Camden County the option to purchase an almost 4,000-acre property for $4,500,000. An additional $6,000,000 in taxpayer funds has been committed to the proposed spaceport.
Camden County has only publicly released one proposed azimuth (direction) for launches from the proposed spaceport. The FAA requires that the launch hazard area be completely evacuated of all but participating personnel to avoid loss of life in the event a launch failure (otherwise known as an exploding rocket).