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

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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
    • 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)
Photo Contests





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Events
Kayak the Salt Marsh - Low Tide
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 1:45 PM to 4:45 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:30 PM to 4:30 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.
Volunteer Opportunity
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Help us set-up for our Easter activities. Meet at Picnic Shelter #4. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Easter Basket Craft & Carnival Activities
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7 PM
Make an Easter basket to collect your eggs. We will decorate recycled milk jugs with paint, to make them perfect for the hunt. Please bring your own one gallon milk carton.  Free plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Easter Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring your kids ages 0 to 5 to Crooked River's Egg Hunt. Limited participation, early wristband purchase available.  $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Flashlight Egg Hunt - Family Hunt
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring your family, friends, flashlights and baskets to Crooked River's Egg Hunt in the Dark. Limited participation, early wristband purchase available. Entertainment and music will be provided by Camden DJ!  $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Earth Day River Paddle at High Tide
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 11:50 AM to 2:50 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Earth Day with a paddle on Crooked River. 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-$35 per person. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
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. Prescribed Fires is the topic  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Thursday, May 28, 2015 1 AM to 1 AM
Friday, May 29, 2015 1 AM to 1 AM
Saturday, May 30, 2015 1 AM to 1 AM
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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. Reservations required by May 7. Click event to view flyer and schedule.  $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 6-8
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 until Friday, Jun 5, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaChildren 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.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 9-12
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 until Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaChildren 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.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 until Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 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 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 until Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaKids 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.
Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 6-12
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 until Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaChildren 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.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 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


  30.8422056
Crooked River State Park


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