Skip to Content (Press Enter)

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
  • ParkPass
  • 2016 Parks Guide
  • Golden Isles of GA
  • 2016 Georgia Tourism Guide
  • Darien County Ad
  • Camping World Ad
  • Harn Museum
Mountains
ZIP SEARCH:    

Crooked River State Park

Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-882-5256

 

Check Last Minute Availability
"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 ($160–$185) — #1, 4, 10 & 11 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 62 Campsites ($27–$32)
• Pioneer Campground ($35)
• 4 Picnic Shelters ($30)
• Group Shelter (seats 80, $75–$150)
• Boat Ramp & Dock
• Nature Center
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• Saltwater Fishing
• Boat Rental
• Kayak Rental — Park Paddlers Club
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
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

Recreation in nearby Florida State Parks:
Amelia Island State Park
Anastasia State Park
Big Talbot Island State Park
Fort Clinch State Park
Little Talbot Island Island State Park
Historic Forts in nearby Florida State Parks:
Castillo De San Marcos National Monument
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Fort Mose Historic State Park
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

Crooked River State Park Business Plan

Facebook Like Us on Facebook!

Park Paddlers Club

Saltwater Paddling Trail


Make a Reservation
View by date
Events
Survival Skills: Fire Building
Monday, May 30, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Learn the different techniques to start a fire. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 until Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 12 PM
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Click event to view flyer and schedule.  $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
National Trails Day: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Guests will have the chance to learn more about the park and compete for prizes. The grand prize will be an Annual ParkPass. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
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.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Three-Day Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 6-12 years.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 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.
Rookery Trip
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Join a park ranger on a field trip to springtime breeding grounds for hundreds of birds. Binoculars available. Limited space, register in advance.  $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Three-Day Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 6-12 years.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 8 AM to 11 AM
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? This low-tide, four-mile loop paddle is great for beginners. You'll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Reservations are required.  $35 Single; $45 Tandem. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Kids age 10-13 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, photography, and environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required.  $95.00/student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Three-Day Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 6-12 years.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Kids age 10-13 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, photography, environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required.  $95 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.


BLUE-A-1
Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Senior 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, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
List All Parks | Reservation Questions | Reservation Types | Activities Chart | Accessibility
Free Mobile Application Georgia State Park's Twitter Georgia State Park's Facebook Georgia State Park's Instagram Georgia State Park's PinterestGeorgia State Park's YouTube Georgia State Park's eNewsletter Georgia TourismAmerica's State Parks