Skidaway Island State Park

Skidaway Island State Park
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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:

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

Saltwater Paddling Trail


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Events
Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds
Daily 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.
Wild Rides, Reptiles and Raptors
Saturday & Sunday 11 AM - 9 PM from Jul 24, 2016 
Saturday 4 PM Guided Bike ride of the Big Ferry Trail. Rent or bring your own. 6:30 PM Roving Ranger: A Ranger led walk through the campground. 8 PM Call of the Wild: Walk the trails at night to hear nocturnal animals call. Sunday 11 AM Breakfast Time: Watch the ranger feeds the reptiles. 3 PM Birds of Prey:Learn about the predators of the sky. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Honeybees and Bobcats
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 11 AM to 4 PM
11 AM All About Honeybees: Listen to a lecture about these important pollinated and find out why they are not just important to farmers. 3 PM: All About Bobcats: Learn all about this incredibly elusive animal. We very rarely see them on the park but we know they are here. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Crabs Crabs Crabs
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
All About Crabs: Learn all about this incredibly interesting marsh dweller. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Life in the Tidal Creeks
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Our tidal creeks are teaming with life. Come learn about the vast array of life that occupies our marshes. From fiddler crabs and periwinkle snails to bottlenose dolphins and even sharks our tidal creeks will never cease to amaze. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Family Food Truck Fun Festival
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 12 PM to 4 PM
Join your favorite food trucks for our first Family Food Truck Fun Fest. Delicious food, giant ground sloth, cornhole, ranger led games and a reptile show are all part of the fun. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Please register by Friday, September 23. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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.
Handicapped Accessible
Misery Woods Haunted Forest
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7 PM - 9:30 PM from Oct 28, 2016 until Oct 30, 2016 
Join Skidaway Island Rangers as they navigate you through a trail of terror filled with maniacs, monsters and mayhem. Misery Woods will shatter your senses and leave you screaming for your own sanity.  $5 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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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Skidaway Island State Park