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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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Insects & Invertebrates Nature Camp
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSchool's out and parents are invited to send their 1st - 8th graders to half-day 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 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Nature and Birding Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Meet at the Sempervirens Trailhead for a ranger led hike to learn about the coastal environment. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of our World
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 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.  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
Attend this evening hike to learn more about your 5 senses.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beginners Birding
Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Join a park ranger to learn more about the winter birds. From 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM we will discuss the different birds you might see in Georgia. From 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM we will take a walk to see what we can discover. Binoculars available! Free! Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Interpretive Boat Cruise
Monday, Mar 9, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Monday, Mar 16, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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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 (912-882-5256). $30.00 per person.  $30 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kayak the Salt Marsh - Low Tide
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 1:45 PM to 4:45 PM
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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.
Campfire
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 6 PM to 7 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.
Handicapped Accessible Story and Craft Time
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Join a park ranger for a story then enjoy a fun craft. $1.00 per person. Pay at the Park Office.  $1 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Terrific Turtles
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Monday, Mar 30, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Join a park ranger to meet some of our terrific turtles then enjoy a craft. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Easter Basket Craft
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. Marine Mammals is the topic  $2 plus $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, Jul 9, 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.
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


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Crooked River State Park


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