Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Crooked River State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-882-5256

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   Summer Cabin Discount (August 1-28, 2014)
   Guided Fishing Trip Packages . . .

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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    • 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

    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
    • Playgrounds
    • Day Trip to Cumberland Island National Seashore
    Weddings (park approval required)
    Photo Contests


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Roving Ranger
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Friday, Sep 5, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
A park ranger will be roving through the campground to answer questions and share some information about the park. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Sep 12, 2014 6:30 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.
Boat Cruise on Crooked River
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Sep 13, 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 23, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 4 PM to 5 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.
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.
Friends Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 6:30 PM
Please join the Friends of Crooked River group for the September meeting being held at the park’s group shelter. We are ramping up plans for upcoming projects and the Halloween event in October (never too soon to start planning). We need your input and enthusiasm!! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us on the first Wednesday of the month. Each month we will focus, discover, and enjoy a different nature related topic with hands on activities. Pre-registration required.  $2 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 6 PM to 7 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.
Nature Center Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
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.
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.

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

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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