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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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Outdoor Skills Lecture Series
Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 8 PM – Mar 3, 2015 until Mar 10, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe Outdoor Skills Lecture Series (OSLS) will delve deep into the techniques, skills, & knowledge of what it takes to be prepared & survive in the wilderness. Please join us & our Naturalists every Tuesday (Feb. 17 - Mar. 10), from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., to learn the necessities & skills to become a true outdoors survivalist. Call to register.  $5 per lecture $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Bird Hike
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 9 AM
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 9 AM
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 9 AM
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9:00AM Bird Hike: Join Camphost Nell for an informative morning bird hike. Bring binoculars or borrow limited pairs from the museum. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Bird Hike, Interpretive Center Tour, & Wilderness Survival
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 9 AM
9AM Bird Hike: Join Camphost Nell for an informative morning bird hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Interpretive Center Tour
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 11 AM
11:00 AM 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.
Toddler Time
Thursdays 10 AM – Mar 5, 2015 until Mar 26, 2015 
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. Toddler Time will meet at Picnic Shelter #1. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Venomous Snake Safety & ID
Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 2 PM
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 2 PM
Can you spot a copperhead? Do you know the difference between a coral snake and a king snake? Identify venomous snakes and learn how to be safe around them. No live venomous snakes at program. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee with a Ranger
Fridays 9 AM – Mar 6, 2015 until Mar 27, 2015 
Start your morning right! Join Park Manager Holly for coffee and discussion of the happenings at Skidaway Island State Park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Invasive Species
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 3 PM
Discover the fascinating landscape of the plants and animals that upset the delicate balance of ecosystems around the barrier islands. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Big Ferry Trail Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 3 PM
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 3 PM
Meander through the maritime forest on a two mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. Meets at trailhead of the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Avian Loop Hike
Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 1 PM
Enjoy an afternoon hike through the marsh. This guided hike will discuss the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Animal Skull Identification
Wednesday, Mar 11, 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.
Toads & Turtles
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 3 PM
Friday, Mar 20, 2015 1 PM
Do you know the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Interpretive Center Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 3 PM
Tons of FunExplore the museum with our dedicated park staff as you search for the hidden treasures of our natural history. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Call of the Wild
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 7:30 PM
Walk the trails at night to hear nocturnal animals call. See if you can tell the difference between frogs, bugs and birds. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Breakfast Time
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 10 AM
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 10 AM
Tons of FunWatch as the ranger feeds the reptiles: leaping lizards, chomping turtles, and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Island History
Monday, Mar 16, 2015 1 PM
Learn the history, formation and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
All About Feral Hogs
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 11 AM
Learn all about this incredibly destructive invasive species and the efforts being taken to reduce their booming population. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Knot Tying
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 3 PM
Learn some handy knots for everyday use. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Roving Ranger
Friday, Mar 20, 2015 5 PM
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 5 PM
Walking through the campground, a Ranger will be available to answer your questions and will be bringing along a critter-of-the-day. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Night Sensory Hike
Friday, Mar 20, 2015 7 PM
Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Nature Craft
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 3 PM
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 2 PM
Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday objects. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Dinner Time
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 3 PM
Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Morning Bird Watch
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 10 AM
Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Birds of Prey
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 2 PM
Owls, hawks and ospreys, oh my! Learn about the predators of the sky in this fun and informative lecture. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Outdoor Recreation
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunLearn fun and fascinating new games for playing out in nature. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Easter Blast
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Bring the whole family for a day filled with hayrides, games and crafts to celebrate spring. The Big Easter egg hunt will start promptly at 1 p.m.  $3 per child. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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.
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.
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
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