Crooked River State Park

NOTICE: Crooked River State Park campground will be undergoing renovations starting July 10, 2017. Various portions of the campground along with a new comfort station will be closed while the construction is underway.

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"Set your own pace with the rise and the fall of tides shaping Crooked River State Park, connecting generations with forests, scenic marsh views and abundant coastal wildlife."

Located on southern tip of Georgia’s Colonial Coast, this park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest. Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise. Just down the road is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for secluded beaches and wild horses. 
 
The park’s nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds. A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia. Visitors may venture to the nearby ruins of a tabby mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 30.8422056 | W -81.5524702
Located 7 miles north of St. Marys on Georgia Spur 40 or 8 miles east of I-95 exit 3.


Address
6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
Camden County
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Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558 View Details


  30.8422056
Crooked River State Park

 


Phone
912-882-5256

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Children ages 6-10 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, orienteering, and more. Space is limited and registration is required.  $40.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Jul 14, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
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Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River while watching the sunset over the river. Limited space, pre-registration required by 8:00 PM the day prior to the cruise.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise along the Crooked and St Marys river systems. Learn local history and unique historical sites along Camden County's water ways. Limited space, pre-registration required by 8 PM on the day prior to the cruise.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
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Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Meet and greet the animals who make South Georgia their home. Learn about some of their habits and behaviors to better understand why they are important to our world. Please pay at park office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beach Combing Cruise
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise to a pristine beach in the area with a park ranger. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Please be prepared to get your feet wet. Limited space, registration required by 8:00 PM the day before the cruise.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Nature and Birding Hike
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Meet at the Sempervirens Trailhead for a ranger led hike to learn about the coastal environment. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Story and Craft Time
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger for a story and craft time. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Stupendous Snakes
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Meet the snakes that call the Nature Center their home then enjoy a craft. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Water Games & Relays
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Summer is getting hot and what better way to cool off than some fun games & relays. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Fireworks Boat Cruise
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Cruise with a park ranger down to the St Marys River to watch the fireworks in the surrounding area. Limited space, pre-registration required by 8:00 PM on Monday, July 3rd.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Attend this evening hike to discover the park using all five senses.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Monday, Jul 17, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Kids age 10-13 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, photography, and environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required.  $95 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Contacts
Emily Hewitt

Joe Bradford
912-882-5256  Park Manager, Crooked River State Park