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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

Survival Skills: Fire Building
Monday, May 30, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Learn the different techniques to start a fire. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 until Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
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...  $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
National Trails Day: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Guests will have the chance to learn more about the park and compete for prizes. The grand prize will be an Annual ParkPass. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 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.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Three-Day Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Thursday, Jun 16, 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 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Jun 24, 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.
Rookery Trip
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger on a field trip to springtime breeding grounds for hundreds of birds. Binoculars available. Limited space, register in advance.  $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Three-Day Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Thursday, Jun 23, 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
Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 8 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
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.  $35 Single; $45 Tandem. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jun 30, 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, and environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required.  $95.00/student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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
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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