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Crooked River State Park
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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.
 
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GPS Coordinates:
N 30.8422056 | W -81.5524702

Located 7 miles north of St. Marys on Ga. Spur 40 or 8 miles east of I-95 exit 3.

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


  30.8422056
Crooked River State Park

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Phone
912-882-5256

Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join us on the first Wednesday of the month. Each month we will focus, discover, and enjoy a different nature related topic with hands on activities. Pre-registration required. Marine Mammals is the topic  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 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.
Handicapped Accessible I "Heart" Owls Craft
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 4 PM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Create a love-ly Valentine’s owl that will win the heart of that special someone. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Attend this evening hike to learn more about your 5 senses.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campfire
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
Friday, Feb 20, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Come roast marshmallows over an open campfire and enjoy some stories and songs. Don't forget to bring s'mores supplies and roasting sticks. Meet at the Campfire Ring in the Campground. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Nature and Birding Hike
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Handicapped Accessible Terrific Turtles
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger to meet some of our terrific turtles then enjoy a craft. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Forest Fantasy Nature Camp
Monday, Feb 16, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
School's out and parents are invited to send their 1st - 8th graders to half-day nature camp. Children will discover the myths and legends of magic in the forest. Let their imagination soar as we build fairy houses, play magical games, and create mystical crafts. Bring snacks and drinks...  $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 9:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join us for this three-hour high tide paddle. Start off with a maze of marsh grass then open into scenic views. Look for wildlife and enjoy the unique and fun perspective of kayaking coastal waters. Limited space, reservations required.  $25-$35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Help us clean up the Nature Center and prepare for the spring. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Roving Ranger
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
A park ranger will be roving through the campground to answer questions and share some information about the park. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Solar Astronomy
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
View and explore our closest star, the sun. Learn what the interior and surface of stars are like and what powers them. Look through specialized solar viewing scopes for safe viewing.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Nighttime Sky Watch
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Local area astronomers are back for a tour of the night sky. We will be able to see Venus along with an up-close view of the moon. Weather permitting.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Insects & Invertebrates Nature Camp
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
School's out and parents are invited to send their 1st - 8th graders to half-day nature camp. Children will learn about all the creepy crawlies that call Crooked River their home! Students will participate in an insect safari and learn about insect adaptations like camouflage...  $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Contacts
Emily Hewitt

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

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