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

NOTICE: A controlled burn will be conducted on the park on Jan. 20 and 21, 2015. Smoke and ash may be present as well as limited facility and trail use during this time period. 

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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
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
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 1 PM to 2 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.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAttend this evening hike to learn more about your five senses. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Nature and Birding Hike
Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaMeet at the Sempervirens Trailhead for a ranger-led hike to learn about the coastal environment. Binoculars available. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Roving Ranger
Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 3 PM to 4 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.
Handicapped Accessible Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Join a park ranger for a story then enjoy a fun craft. Pay at the Park Office.  $1 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
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 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Forest Fantasy Nature Camp
Monday, Feb 16, 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 discover the myths and legends of magic in the forest. Let their imagination soar as we build fairy houses, play magical games, and create mystical crafts. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required.  $10.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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.  $10.00 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
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Crooked River State Park


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