Crooked River State Park

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

NOTICE: Crooked River State Park campground will be undergoing renovations starting September 5, 2017. Various portions of the campground will be closed while the construction is underway.

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"Set your own pace with the rise and the fall of tides shaping Crooked River State Park, connecting generations with forests, scenic marsh views and abundant coastal wildlife."

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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/CrookedRiver

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

Sunday–Thursday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday–Saturday 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 500 Acres
• North Star Bait & Tackle Shop
• 11 Cottages — #1, 4, 10 & 11 are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 62 Campsites
• Pioneer Campground
• 4 Picnic Shelters
• 2 Group Shelters (seats 80–135)
• Boat Ramp & Dock
• Nature Center
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• Saltwater Fishing
• Boat Rental
• Park Paddlers Club
• Pontoon Boat Tours
Guided Kayak Trips
• Hiking — 4 miles of trails
• Birding — Colonial Coast Birding Trail; two bird blinds
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Bike Rental
• Geocaching
• Playgrounds
Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

• Cumberland Island National Seashore
• Fernandina Beach
Florida State Parks
Golden Isles of Georgia
Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
• Jekyll Island
Laura S. Walker State Park
Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
• Submarine Museum
The Lakes Golf Course at Laura S. Walker

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Events
Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise along the Crooked and St Marys river systems. Learn local history and unique historical sites along Camden County's water ways. Limited space, pre-registration required by 8 PM on the day prior to the cruise.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 1 PM to 2 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 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 5 PM to 6 PM
Join a park ranger for a story and craft time. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Aug 4, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Aug 11, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Aug 18, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
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Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River while watching the sunset over the river. Limited space, pre-registration required by 8:00 PM the day prior to the cruise.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Insects & Invertebrates Nature Camp
Monday, Sep 4, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will learn about all the creepy crawlies that call Crooked River their home. Students will participate in an insect safari and learn about insect adaptations like camouflage. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required.  $10-$25 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
River Clean Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 12 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Solar Astronomy
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
View and explore our closest star, the sun. Learn what the interior and surface of stars are like and what powers them. Look through specialized solar viewing scopes for safe viewing. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Eco-Discovery Nature Camp
Monday, Oct 9, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. We will hike and explore in the different habitats found on the park and learn how they are different. Limited space, pre-registration required  $10.00 per student for half day or $25.00 for full day $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Forest Fantasy Nature Camp
Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 8 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018 8 AM to 4 PM
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will discover the myths and legends of magic in the forest. Let their imagination soar as we build fairy houses, play magical games, and create mystical crafts. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required.  $10.00 per student for half day or $25.00 for full day $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Bird Brains Nature Camp
Monday, Jan 15, 2018 8 AM to 4 PM
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. This camp is for all the bird brains out there that are interested in learning more about our feathered friends. We will explore the birds that call Crooked River their home and discover their habitats. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $10 half day or $25 full day. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Astronomy Nature Camp
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 8 AM to 4 PM
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will learn all about the night sky! We will explore the solar system and beyond. On Saturday, Crooked River will host an evening Astronomy program so students can return with parents to view the night sky with telescopes.  $10-$25 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Address/Directions
Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
Camden County


GPS Coordinates:

N 30.8422056 | W -81.5524702
Located 7 miles north of St. Marys on Georgia Spur 40 or 8 miles east of I-95 exit 3.


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


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Crooked River State Park