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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 ($135-$165) -- #10 and #11 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 62 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
    • Pioneer Campground ($35)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($40)
    • Group Shelter (seats 80, $145)
    • Boat Ramp and Dock
    • Nature Center


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    Guided Fishing Trips
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Boating and Kayaking – outfitter nearby, Park Paddlers Club
    • Guided kayak trips and fishing charters
    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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Beginner Birding
Monday, Dec 22, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWe will begin by discussing the different birds you might see in Georgia then take a walk to see what we can discover on the park. Binoculars available. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Holiday Craft
Monday, Dec 22, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Enjoy making an ornament to put on your tree!  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Walking in a Coastal Wonderland
Friday, Dec 26, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunMeet at the Sempervirens Trailhead for a ranger led hike. We will be looking for different signs of winter and learning about the Coastal environment. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Stupendous Snakes
Friday, Dec 26, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Meet the snakes that make the Nature Center their home then enjoy a fun craft!  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Snakes, alligators, and turtles, oh my. Learn about the animals you could find on the park.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 5 PM to 6 PM
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.
Roving Ranger
Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
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A park ranger will be roving through the campground to answer questions and share some information about the park. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Dec 29, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaLearn more about nature by going on this fun scavenger hunt around the Nature Center. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Greet the New Year with a "First Day" hike on the Bay Boardwalk trail. Vistas include wetland habitats plus our unique longleaf pine/saw palmetto ecosystem. Enjoy the great outdoors, camaraderie on the trail, cookies, and party hats.  $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
The holidays are over and we need help cleaning up the decorations. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campfire
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Friday, Jan 16, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Friday, Jan 23, 2015 5 PM to 6 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.
Winter Craft
Sunday, Jan 4, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Make a craft using nature as your inspiration.  $1.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Sunday, Jan 4, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Sunday, Jan 18, 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.
Frozen Nature Camp
Monday, Jan 5, 2015 until Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSchool's out and parents are invited to send their 1st - 8th graders to two full days of nature camp. Children will learn about how animals prepare for the winter! We will also have some fun winter activities which will include a southern snowball fight! Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required.  $20.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 11:15 AM to 2:15 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 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 5 PM to 6 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.
Nature and Birding Hike
Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
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.
Animal Tracks Nature Camp
Monday, Jan 19, 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 decipher secrets of the animal kingdom and learn to imitate adaptations for survival. They will embark on a journey of discovery and sharpen their observation skills. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required.  $10.00 per student $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.
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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