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

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   "Groupon Camping Special" - (valid until August 31)

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.
 
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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-8PM Sunday-Thursday and 8AM-10PM Friday-Saturday.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 500 Acres
    • North Star Bait & Tackle Shop
    • 11 Cottages ($160-$185) -- #10 and #11 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 62 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$32)
    • Pioneer Campground ($35)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($30)
    • Group Shelter (seats 80, $75 - $150)
    • Boat Ramp and Dock
    • Nature Center


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
• Saltwater Fishing
• Boating and Kayaking – outfitter nearby, Park Paddlers Club
• Guided kayak trips - Water Trail Map and Information
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)



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Events
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Attend this evening hike to discover the park using all five senses.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kayak the Salt Marsh - Low Tide
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? You’ll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Space is limited, registration required. Call the Park Office to register.  $25-$35 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of our World
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
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Meet and greet the animals who make South Georgia their home. Learn about some of their habits and behaviors to better understand why they are important to our world. Please pay at Park Office.  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunset on Crooked River. Limited space, registration required.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunrise Boat Cruise
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 6:30 AM to 8 AM
Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunrise on Crooked River. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, registration required.  $30.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Interpretive Boat Cruise
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River with a park ranger. Learn about birds, dolphin, and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required. Please call the Park Office to register.  $30 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
There will be a brief presentation on the benefits of rain barrels and overall water conservation. We will then go over in detail how to construct your rain barrel and assist with installation. Registration includes the barrel and a do-it-yourself diverter kit. All necessary tools and equipment will be provided.  $25.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Dolphin Cruise
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise of the Atlantic to watch dolphins with a park ranger. We will also see birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space pre-registration required.  $40 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beach Combing Cruise
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise to one of the pristine beaches in the area with a park ranger. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Please be prepared to get your feet wet. Limited space, Pre-registration required.  $40 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin us for this three-hour high tide paddle. Start off with a maze of marsh grass then open into scenic views. Look for wildlife and enjoy the unique and fun perspective of kayaking coastal waters. Limited space, reservations required.  $25 single; $35 tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
River Clean Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 1:30 PM to 3:30 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


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Crooked River State Park


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