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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


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Phone
912-882-5256

Roving Ranger
Friday, Oct 3, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 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.
Campfire Fun
Friday, Oct 3, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Come join a park ranger around a campfire for some stories. Don’t forget to bring s’mores supplies and roasting sticks. Meet at the Campfire Ring in the Campground. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Oct 3, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunset on Crooked River. Pre-registration required.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Friends Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Please join the Friends of Crooked River group for the September meeting being held at the park’s group shelter. We are ramping up plans for upcoming projects and the Halloween event in October (never too soon to start planning). We need your input and enthusiasm!! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Composting Basics
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Learn what can and can’t be composted, different composting techniques and strategies, how to avoid stinky compost, and make your own edible compost to take with you as a snack! Come learn how simple, convenient, and beneficial composting can be. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of our World
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
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.  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Damsels & Dragons Nature Camp
Monday, Oct 13, 2014 8 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will learn about dragonflies, damselflies, and other insects that call Crooked River their home. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $10.00 per student for half day, $15 per student for full day $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Friday, Oct 17, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
During the evening walk, you will learn about your 5 senses!  $1 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kayak the Salt Marsh-Low Tide
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? You’ll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Space is limited, registration required. Call the Park Office to register  $25-$35 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger for a story and craft time! Stellaluna and Hand bats.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Creepy Crooked River
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 5 PM to 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
From 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM come to the creepy nature center and learn about natures crazy animals. Then 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM go for a haunted hayride through the Crooked River Insane Asylum…..if you dare (parental discretion advised). On Friday, we will have hayrides only...  $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Boat Cruise on Crooked River
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Learn about birds, dolphin and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $15 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Craft Time
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger for a fun craft!  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
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.  $2 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Herp, Herp, Hurray Nature Camp
Monday, Nov 10, 2014 until Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to two full days of nature camp. Participants will meet all the reptiles that live in the Nature Center and get a chance to learn what characteristics make them reptiles. Bring snacks and drinks...  $20.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Simple Gardening Techniques
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join us to learn simple, creative, and inexpensive techniques that are fun for kids of all ages and can be accomplished even in the smallest of outdoor spaces. All participants will leave with a packet of starter seeds! Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Christmas at the Nature Center
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 3 PM to 6 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Need some help getting into the holiday spirit? Come to the Nature Center for holiday crafts, hayrides, and a campfire. All ages are welcome to join in the holiday fun. Pay at park office.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 until Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 11:30 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Participants will have the opportunity to kayak at several locations including some fresh and salt water adventures. Even if you have a small family (you and a spouse) enjoy the fun filled weekend with interpretation and opportunities to experience the coast of Georgia...  $649.00 per adult $549.00 per child (12 and under) 912-882-5256.
Frozen Nature Camp
Monday, Jan 5, 2015 until Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to two full days of nature camp. Children will learn about how animals prepare for the winter! We will also have some fun winter activities which will include a southern snowball fight! Bring snacks and drinks...  $20.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Animal Tracks Nature Camp
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to half-day nature camp. Children will decipher secrets of the animal kingdom and learn to imitate adaptations for survival. They will embark on a journey of discovery and sharpen their observation skills...  $10.00 per student $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 Pre-K - 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...  $10.00 per student $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 Pre-K - 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...  $10.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Contacts
Emily Hewitt

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

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