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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 ($125) -- Sleeps 4-5, linens and dishes not provided
    • 87 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($26-$40) -- some sewer hookups
    • 3 Pioneer Campgrounds ($40 - groups of 10 + only)
    5 Picnic Shelters ($50)
    Group Shelter (seats 150, $300)
    • Interpretive Center


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Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jul 14, 2014 until Friday, Jul 18, 2014 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Monday, Jul 28, 2014 until Friday, Aug 1, 2014 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunDay camp for 6-11 year olds. Join the park staff for a fun week full 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.  $100. 912-598-2300.
Morning Bird Watch
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 10 AM
At 10:00 am learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Interpretive Center Tour
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaFriday take a guided tour of our museum and get to know native coastal reptiles. Saturday learn about all the different birds of prey in our area. Sunday we will teach the basics of wilderness survival through lost prevention and what to bring on a hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Call of the Wild
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 8:30 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.
Skull Identification
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 11 AM
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 1 PM
Have you ever come across an animal skull and wonder what it is you're seeing? Come learn how to identify some different skulls. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Dinner Time
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 2 PM
Watch as the Ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Nature Craft
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 11 AM
Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday household items. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toads and Turtles
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 2 PM
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.
Toddler Time
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 10 AM
Stories, games and learning designed for 2-4 year olds. This week's theme is Turtles. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sandpiper Guided Trail Hike
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 10 AM
A great hike to get introduced to Skidaway Island. Learn about birds, trees, vegetation and other wildlife. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Wilderness Survival
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 2 PM
We will talk about lost prevention and show you simple items to take with you on a hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Morning Bird Watch
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 10 AM
Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 to Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 9 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWe will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 until Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaIf 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.
Fall-oween Family Fun Day
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 1 PM
Celebrate Fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Bring a bag to Trick-or-Treat through the campground at 3:00 pm.  $2 per child $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 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 $2. $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
Savannah, GA 31411 View Details


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Skidaway Island State Park


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