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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
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.
Wildlife of our World
Saturday, May 30, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 4 PM to 5 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. Please pay at Park Office.  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campfire
Saturday, May 30, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Come roast marshmallows over an open campfire and enjoy some stories and songs. Don't forget to bring s'mores supplies and roasting sticks. Meet at the Campfire Ring in the Campground. $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.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
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Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunset on Crooked River. Pre-registration required.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
National Trails Day - Animal Olympics
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Tons of FunCelebrate National Trails Day and enjoy a hike! See how you would measure up to some of the animals found in Georgia. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Roving Ranger
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 5 PM to 5 PM
A park ranger will be roving through the campground to answer questions and share some information about the park. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Interpretive Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 12 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. Please call the Park Office to register.  $30 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Jun 13, 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.
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.
Fire Building
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 6:30 PM to 7 PM
Join a park ranger to learn how to build a fire with different techniques and materials. FREE! Meet at the Campfire Ring in the Campground. $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.
Reptiles with Jason Clark
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Jason will bring a variety of live reptiles native to the southeast and share his experiences with these animals that seem to be a part of his daily life and were once the basis for the show "Snake Skins" on Animal Planet.  $3.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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-$35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Rookery Trip
Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 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.
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.
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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