The view from the stage gives an appreciation of the size of the now-abandoned Jekyll Island Amphitheater, most recently used in collaboration between the Jekyll Island Authority and Valdosta State University, which lasted from 1989 until 2004.
Each summer, three performances were staged here as a part of the Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Festival.
Budget constraints eventually ended the festival and the the amphitheater has been abandoned ever since.
There has been an effort to resurrect the amphitheater for several years and its preservation is on the long-term agenda of the Jekyll Island Authority.
The ‘ruins’ are surrounded by natural forests and adjacent to a pond known largely to birdwatchers. A short walk is required to access the site, near the Jekyll Island Fire Station. In summer, bug spray is a must.