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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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Skidaway Narrows Cleanup
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Earth Day by helping to clean up the Skidaway Narrows. 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 Friday April 18th. 912-598-2300.
Nature Craft
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 2 PM
2:00 PM Nature Craft: Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday objects. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 10 AM
Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 10 AM
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10 AM
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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.
Animal Skull Identification
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 2 PM
2:00 PM Animal Skull Identification: Ever come across an animal skull and wonder what it is you’re seeing? Come learn how to identify different skulls. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee with a Ranger
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 9 AM
Friday, May 1, 2015 9 AM
Friday, May 8, 2015 9 AM
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9:00AM Coffee with a Ranger: Start your morning right! Join Asst. Park Manager Katie for coffee and discussion of the happenings at Skidaway Island State Park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Knot Tying & S'mores
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 3 PM
3:00 PM Knot Tying: Learn some handy knots for everyday use! 7:30PM Campfire and S’mores: Enjoy an evening under the stars and meeting new people around a campfire. S’mores will be provided. Meet at the amphitheater. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Bird Hike
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 9 AM
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 9 AM
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 9 AM
Join Camphost Nell for an informative morning bird hike. Bring binoculars or borrow limited pairs from the museum. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toads & Turtles
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 1 PM
1:00 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.
Dinner Time
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 3 PM
3:00PM Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Painted Buntings
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 11 AM
Keep your eyes open to see one of America's most beautiful birds right here on the park. Join a discussion to learn all about the painted bunting. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Interpretive Center Tour
Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 2 PM
2:00 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.
Picnic in the Park
Saturday, May 9, 2015 12 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 12 PM to 2 PM
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.
National Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015 1 PM
Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day by competing in a number of yard games, such as water balloon toss and sack races. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds
Monday, May 25, 2015 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.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunCelebrate a nation wide hiking event by taking a guided hike of our Sandpiper and Avian Loop Trails. This marsh hike will be about two miles long and last around one hour and a half. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Day - Recreation with a Ranger
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 11 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.
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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