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Skidaway Island State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-598-2300


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Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. Visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and other wildlife. Inside the park’s interpretive center, birders will find binoculars, reference books and a window where they can look for migrating species such as Painted Buntings. Children will especially enjoy seeing the towering, 20-foot Giant Ground Sloth replica and reptile room. 
 
A scenic campground is nestled under live oaks and Spanish moss, and some RV sites have sewer hookups. Leashed pets are allowed.  Groups can enjoy privacy in their own pioneer campgrounds. Open-air picnic shelters and an enclosed group shelter are popular spots for parties, reunions and other celebrations. For cooling off during summer, Tybee Island's beaches are less than an hour away.

The park’s new camper cabins offer screened porches, air conditioning, a bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids’ sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, towels, dishes and cooking utensils. Outside, visitors will find a picnic table, grill and fire ring.  Pets are not allowed.
 
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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-8PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
$30 parking for 13-30 passenger vans. Annual passes available.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 588 Acres
    • 3 Camper Cabins ($135) -- Sleeps 4-5, linens and dishes not provided
    • 87 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($26-$45) -- 17 are sewer hookups
    • 3 Pioneer Campgrounds ($40 - groups of 10 + only)
    5 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    Group Shelter (seats 150, $150 - $300)
    • Interpretive Center


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Coffee with a Ranger, Roving Ranger, Call of the Wild Night Hike
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 8:30 AM
8:30 AM Enjoy coffee and conversation with a park ranger 5 PM A "Roving Ranger" will be taking a reptile friend through the campground 8:30 PM Learn to identify and appreciate animal calls and other noises during a guided night hike through our marshes and maritime forest $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Island History, Breakfast Time, and Outdoor Recreation
Saturday & Sunday 11 AM from Aug 29, 2015 until Aug 30, 2015 
Sat 11 AM Come learn about the history of our island, its formation, inhabitants, and its place among all of our barrier islands along the Georgia coast Sun 10 AM Watch and learn about our reptile inhabitants as a park ranger feeds them their breakfast Sun 2 PM Come learn about and enjoy some different games and activities to enjoy outdoors $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Pollinator Garden Work Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteer for Your State Parks Day by weeding, mulching and adding new plants to our pollinator garden. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. 912-598-2300.
Hack and Squirt Chinese Tallow Tree Project - Your State Parks Day - Skidaway Island
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 to Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 9 AM
Celebrate Your State Parks Day by helping to eliminate Chinese Tallow Trees from Skidaway Island State Park. This invasive species makes it difficult for our native trees to grow and flourish. Please register by calling the park office. 912-598-2300.
Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 until Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
If you dare, wind through dark shadows in the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. The Park Ranger will guide you into the graveyard beneath ancient oak trees. Keep close together and perhaps you will be safe from the ghosts and ghouls drifting under moonlight darkened by looming clouds and fog.  $5 per person $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Falloween Family Fun Day
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Celebrate fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Hop on a hayride and tour the park. There will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Bring a bag to trick-or-treat through the campground. Trick-or-treating will begin at 3pm.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Skidaway Narrows Clean Up
Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Help us to clean up the Skidaway Narrows and Butterbean Beach. Bring your own boat, kayak or canoe. Limited number of kayaks and canoes will be provided. Walking clean-up volunteers are also welcome. Please register before Oct. 31st. 912-598-2300.
Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Bring your children and pets for pictures with Santa. Enjoy a walk along our enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts.  $5 per picture, hayrides $3. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Address/Directions
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411
Chatham County


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.9493100 | W -81.053710

Located 15 miles southeast of Savannah on Diamond Causeway. Turn left at the first traffic light on Skidaway Island to enter the park. Please note that some GPS devices will miss this important turn.
From North of Savannah via I-95 South
From North of Savannah via US-17 South
From South of Savannah via I-95 North
From West of Savannah via I-16 East


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Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy
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Skidaway Island State Park


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