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Crooked River State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-882-5256

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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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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-8PM Sunday-Thursday and 8AM-10PM Friday-Saturday.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 500 Acres
    • North Star Bait & Tackle Shop
    • 11 Cottages ($160-$185) -- #10 and #11 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 62 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$32)
    • Pioneer Campground ($35)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($30)
    • Group Shelter (seats 80, $75 - $150)
    • Boat Ramp and Dock
    • Nature Center


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
• Saltwater Fishing
• Boating and Kayaking outfitter nearby, Park Paddlers Club
• Guided kayak trips - Water Trail Map and Information
Hiking 4 miles of trails
• Birding - Colonial Coast Birding Trail, two bird blinds
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Bike Rental
GeoCaching
• Playgrounds
• Day Trip to Cumberland Island National Seashore
Weddings (park approval required)



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Events
Handicapped Accessible Dog Toy Craft
Friday, Jul 3, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Make a toy to take home to your furry friend! The park will provide materials.  $1.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of our World
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 4 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
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.  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? This low-tide, four-mile loop paddle is great for beginners. You'll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Reservations are required. Please call the Park Office to register.  $35 Single/ $45 Tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Fledglings & Fireworks
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Join a park ranger on a field trip to Gilmon Pond and watch the St. Marys fireworks! 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.
Sunrise Boat Cruise
Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 6:30 AM to 8 AM
Monday, Jul 6, 2015 6:30 AM to 8 AM
Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunrise on Crooked River. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, registration required.  $30.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Interpretive Boat Cruise
Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Monday, Jul 6, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
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. Please call the Park Office to register.  $30 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Stupendous Snakes
Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Meet the snakes that make the Nature Center their home then enjoy a fun craft!  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 until Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaKids 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.  $95.00/student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adopt-A-Stream Bacterial Monitoring Volunteer Workshop
Friday, Jul 10, 2015 4 PM to 7 PM
Adopt-A-Stream is a statewide water monitoring program that empowers citizens to take an active role in their local environment. Anyone interested in learning about and monitoring water quality in our local waterways is welcome to join! Limited space, registration required. $5 parking. 912-576-3219.
Handicapped Accessible Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
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.
Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 5:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin 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 single; $35 tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunset on Crooked River. Limited space, registration required.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Roving Ranger
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 4 PM to 5 PM
A park ranger will be roving through the campground to answer questions and share some information about the park. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
Join a park ranger for a story and craft time! Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 6-12
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 until Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaChildren 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.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campfire
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
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.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAttend this evening hike to learn more about your five senses. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
There will be a brief presentation on the benefits of rain barrels and overall water conservation. We will then go over in detail how to construct your rain barrel and assist with installation. Registration includes the barrel and a do-it-yourself diverter kit. All necessary tools and equipment will be provided.  $25.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
River Clean Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Join our river cleanup with Rivers Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office. We will clean along the water way and remove trash from fishing areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. 912-882-5256.
Address/Directions
Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
Camden County


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.

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


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Crooked River State Park


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