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Crooked River State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-882-5256


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   Summer Cabin Discount (August 1-28, 2014)
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Located on southern tip of Georgia’s Colonial Coast, this park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest.  Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river.  A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise.  Just down the road is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for secluded beaches and wild horses. 
 
The park’s nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds.  A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia. Visitors may venture to the nearby ruins of a tabby mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War.


   School Programs at Crooked River

   Crooked River State Park Business Plan


Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-8PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 500 Acres
    • 11 Cottages ($135-$165) -- #10 and #11 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 62 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
    • Pioneer Campground ($35)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($40)
    • Group Shelter (seats 80, $145)
    • Boat Ramp and Dock
    • Nature Center


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    Guided Fishing Trips
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Boating and Kayaking – outfitter nearby, Park Paddlers Club
    • Guided kayak trips and fishing charters
    Hiking – 4 miles of trails
    • Birding - Colonial Coast Birding Trail, two bird blinds
    • Miniature Golf (fee)
    • Bike Rental
    GeoCaching
    • Playgrounds
    • Day Trip to Cumberland Island National Seashore
    Weddings (park approval required)
    Photo Contests






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Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Friday, Aug 1, 2014 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 8 AM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 6 AM to 8:30 PM
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Participants will have the opportunity to kayak at several location including some fresh and salt water adventures. Even if you have a small family (you and a spouse) enjoy the fun filled weekend with interpretation and opportunities to experience the coat of Georgia. Limited space, registration required.  $649.00 per adult $549.00 per child (12 and under) 912-882-5256.
Roving Ranger
Friday, Aug 1, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Friday, Aug 15, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
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A park ranger will be roving through the campground to answer questions and share some information about the park. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Boat Cruise on Crooked River
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Learn about birds, dolphin and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
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Snakes, and turtles, oh my. Learn about the animals you could find on the park.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Join a park ranger for a story and craft time  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAttend this evening hike to learn more about your five senses. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campfire Fun
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome join a park ranger around a campfire for some stories. Don’t forget to bring s’mores supplies and roasting sticks. Meet at the Campfire Ring in the Campground. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Full Moon Boat Cruise
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Experience the beauty and wonders of the Crooked River at night. You will see sights and hear sounds of a world that is silent during the day, but comes alive under the light of the full moon. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Marsh Kayak Trip
Friday, Aug 15, 2014 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis three-hour low tide paddle is through the salt marshes around Crooked River. Paddlers will watch for birds, dolphin and other wildlife while learning about the wonders of the marsh. Limited space, registration required.  $25-$35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Nature Hike
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaMeet at the Sempervirens Trailhead for a ranger-led hike. We will be learning about the coastal environment. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunset on Crooked River. Pre-registration required.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Nature Craft
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 4 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Make a craft using nature as your inspiration.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Your State Parks Day - Nature Center Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Nature Center cleanup. Cleaning up around the outside of the nature center as well as cleaning inside and organizing along with special projects. Please wear clothing that can get dirty and be prepared to spend time outside – water, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended! Call the Park Office for more information! 912-882-5256.
River Clean Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 5 PM to 6 PM
Join our river cleanup with Rivers Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office. We will clean along the water way and remove trash from fishing areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. 912-882-5256.
Address/Directions
Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
Camden County


GPS Coordinates:
N 30.8422056 | W -81.5524702

Located 7 miles north of St. Marys on Ga. Spur 40 or 8 miles east of I-95 exit 3.

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Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558 View Details


  30.8422056
Crooked River State Park


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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