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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 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 in camper cabins but are allowed in campsites.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/SkidawayIsland

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 588 Acres
• 3 Camper Cabins ($135)
• 87 Campsites ($26–$45)
• 3 Pioneer Campgrounds ($40; groups of 10+ only)
• 5 Picnic Shelters ($35)
Group Shelter (seats 150, $150–$300)
• Interpretive Center
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

First Time Camper Program
Host a 5K Race
• Hiking — 6 miles of trails
• Birding — Colonial Coast Birding Trail
• Bicycle and Street Strider Rental
• Ranger Programs
• 3 Playgrounds
• Volleyball
Geocaching
Birthday Parties
Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Fort McAllister State Park
Fort Morris State Historic Site
Golden Isles of Georgia
• Historic Savannah, Georgia
Richmond Hill, Georgia
• UGA Aquarium
• Tybee Island Beaches
Wormsloe State Historic Site

Recreation in nearby Florida State Parks:
Amelia Island State Park
Anastasia State Park
Big Talbot Island State Park
Little Talbot Island Island State Park
Fort Clinch State Park

Historic Forts in nearby Florida State Parks:
Castillo De San Marcos National Monument
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Fort Mose Historic State Park
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

Skidaway Island State Park Business Plan

First Time Camper Program

Saltwater Paddling Trail


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Events
Night Hikes and Nocturnal Animals
Saturday & Sunday 2 AM - 9:30 PM from May 28, 2016 until May 29, 2016 
2 PM All about Bats: Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem.5 PM Roving Ranger: Walking through the campground with a Ranger. 8:30 PM Night Sensory Awareness Hike: Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. Sunday: 3 PM Campfire Cooking: Come and learn to cook delicious campfire meals. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds
Monday, May 30, 2016 until Friday, Jul 29, 2016 9 AM to 5 AM
Join park staff for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week your child will work to earn a Junior Ranger patch. Registration is limited, call early to sign up.  $125. 912-598-2300.
Guided Marsh Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM
Enjoy a ranger-led hike to learn about the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals such as fiddler crabs. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Recreation with a Ranger
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by taking a short tour of our parks outdoor fitness options. Learn about the best trail loops for running or walking. Try out our Street Striders and explore other ways to get fit on the park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Falloween Family Fun Day
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 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.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Address/Directions
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
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.


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Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411 View Details


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Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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