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

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   "Groupon Camping Special" - (valid until August 31)

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
Beach Combing Cruise
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 1:30 PM to 4:30 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.
Wildlife of our World
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 3 PM to 4 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.
Sunrise Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 6:30 AM to 8 AM
Saturday, Sep 26, 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.
The Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 8:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWhat better way to experience than marshes around Crooked River than on 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. Limited space, reservation required.  $35.00 for single kayak, $45 for tandem kayak $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Interpretive Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 9:30 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.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 3 PM to 4 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 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Rockin’ Robins Nature Camp
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. This camp is for all the bird brains out there that are interested in learning more about our feathered friends. We will explore the birds that call Crooked River their home and discover their habitats. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $10.00 per student for half day or $25.00 for full day $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campfire Night
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 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.
Star Gazing Boat Cruise
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River with a park ranger. We will do some star gazing and enjoy the quiet of being on the water at night. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $30.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Creatures of the Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Attend this evening hike to learn about the nocturnal animals of Crooked River State Park.  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Dolphin Cruise
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise of the Atlantic to watch dolphins with a park ranger. We will also see birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space pre-registration required.  $40 per person $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.
Dendrology Nature Camp
Monday, Oct 12, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to camp. This camp is for all the nature nuts out there that are interested in learning more about the trees that are found at Crooked River. We will hike and explore in the different habitats found on the park. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $10.00 per student for half day or $25.00 for full day. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wet & Wild Nature Camp
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 8 AM to 4 PM
School's out and parents are invited to send their 4th - 8th graders to camp. Children will explore aquatic habitats and discover the creatures that live in the waterways and surrounding habitats. We will enjoy a low tide kayak paddle and boat cruise of Crooked River. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $50.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Christmas at the Nature Center
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 3 PM to 6 PM
Need some help getting into the holiday spirit? Come to the Nature Center for some holiday crafts, hayrides, and a campfire! All ages are welcome to join in the holiday fun.  $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Herp, Herp, Hurray Nature Camp
Monday, Jan 4, 2016 until Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 8 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSchool's out and parents are invited to send their 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. Limited space, pre-register required.  $40 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Insects & Invertebrates Nature Camp
Monday, Jan 18, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSchool's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to 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. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required.  $10.00 per student for half day or $25.00 for full day $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beach Babies Nature Camp
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will learn about all the animals that use the local beaches for nesting! We will explore the beach habitat while learning about sea turtles and shore birds. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $10.00 per student for half day or $25.00 for full day $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Forest Fantasy Nature Camp
Friday, Mar 4, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSchool's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to 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. Limited space, pre-register required.  $10.00 per student for half day or $25.00 for full day $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 until Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 12 PM
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Click event to view flyer and schedule.  $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. $5 parking. 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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