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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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/SkidawayIsland


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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Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds
Daily until Friday, Aug 7, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
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.
Nature Craft & Outdoor Recreation
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 11 AM
11:00 AM Nature Craft: Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday objects. 2:00 PM Outdoor Recreation: Learn fun and fascinating new games for playing out in nature! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Dinner Time
Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 3 PM
3:00 PM Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
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10:00 AM-11:00 AM Toddler Time: Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them! Each week there will be a different nature based theme. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee with a Ranger
Friday, Jul 10, 2015 8:30 AM
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 8:30 AM
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 8:30 AM
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8:30 AM Coffee with a Ranger: Start your morning right! Join our Park Manager, Holly Holdsworth, for coffee and discussion of the happenings at Skidaway Island State Park. **This week’s Coffee with a Ranger will take place at the Park Office** $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Picnic in the Park
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 12 PM to 2 PM
Join the park staff for an afternoon of food, games, and fun. Sub sandwiches, drink, and chips will be served. Please call 912-598-2300 at least two days before to reserve your spot.  $5 Lunch plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Animal Sign ID
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 3 PM
3:00 PM Animal Sign ID: Animal sign is the evidence animals leave that they were in an area. Learn to identify scat, tracks, and other sign like different burrows and holes. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Wilderness Survival
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 2 PM
2:00 PM Wilderness Survival: We will talk about how to prevent getting lost and show you simple items to take with you on a hike that could be life savers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sandpiper Trail Hike & Island History
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 10 AM
10:00 AM Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. 3:00 PM Island History: Learn the history, formation and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toads & Turtles
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 2 PM
2:00 PM Toads and Turtles: Do you know all the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Nature Craft
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 3 PM
3:00 PM Nature Craft: Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday objects. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Bird Watch, Roving Ranger, and Night Sensory Hike
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 10 AM
10AM Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties. 5PM Roving Ranger: Walking through the campground, a Ranger will be available to answer your questions & will be bringing along a critter-of-the-day. 8:30PM Night Sensory Awareness Hike: Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sandpiper Trail Hike & Interpretive Center Tour
Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 9 AM
9:00 AM Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. 3:00 PM Interpretive Center Tour: Explore our museum and get the details about our native wildlife, history of the island, and check out live birds from the comfort of the birding room. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Knot Tying & Interpretive Center Tour
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 11 AM
11:00 AM Knot Tying: Learn some handy knots for everyday use! 2:00 PM Interpretive Center Scavenger Hunt: Explore the museum with our dedicated park staff as you search for the hidden treasures of our natural history! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Dinner Time
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 1 PM
1:00 PM Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Big Ferry Trail Hike & Venomous Snake Safety & ID
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 10 AM
10AM Big Ferry Trail Hike: Meander through the maritime forest on a two mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. Meets at Big Ferry Trail 2PM Venomous Snake Safety & ID: Can you spot a copperhead? Do you know the difference between a coral snake & a king snake? Identify venomous snakes & learn how to be safe around them. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
All About Feral Hogs
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 3 PM
3:00 PM: All About Feral Hogs: Learn all about this incredibly destructive invasive species and the efforts being taken to reduce their booming population. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Nature Craft
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 1 PM
1:00 PM Nature Craft: Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday objects. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Your State Parks Day - Skidaway Island
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 to Sunday, Sep 27, 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.
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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