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Crooked River State Park

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

 

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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 ($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

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Park Paddlers Club

Saltwater Paddling Trail


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Events
Sunset Boat Cruise
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.
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.
Beach Combing Cruise
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 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 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Interpretive Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
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.  $30 plus $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
Fledglings & Fireworks
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Join a park ranger on a Gilman Pond hayride field trip to view nesting birds and watch fireworks from Saint Marys and surround areas. Limited space, pre-registration required. Please call the park office to register. Waivers will need to be signed.  $15.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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.


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Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway
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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).
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