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Crooked River State Park

 

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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

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunset on Crooked River. Limited space, registration required.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beach Combing Cruise
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
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Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise to one of the pristine beaches 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, Pre-registration required.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 11 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger for a story then enjoy a fun craft. Pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible
Interpretive Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River with a park ranger. Learn about birds, dolphin, and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/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.  $35 single; $45 tandem. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Wildlife of Our World
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 11 AM to 12 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.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Fledglings & Fireworks
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger on a Gilman Pond hayride field trip to view nesting birds and watch fireworks from Saint Marys and surround areas. Limited space, pre-registration required. Please call the park office to register. Waivers will need to be signed.  $15.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Three-Day Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 6-12 years.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunset Boat Cruise (Adults Only)
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
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. Please call the Park Office to register. Must be 18 years or older.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 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, environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required.  $95 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Contacts
Emily Hewitt

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

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