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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
    • 11 Cottages ($135-$165) -- #10 and #11 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 62 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
    • Pioneer Campground ($35)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($40)
    • Group Shelter (seats 80, $145)
    • Boat Ramp and Dock
    • Nature Center


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    Guided Fishing Trips
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Boating and Kayaking – outfitter nearby, Park Paddlers Club
    • Guided kayak trips and fishing charters
    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)
    Photo Contests






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Damsels & Dragons Nature Camp
Monday, Oct 13, 2014 8 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSchool'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
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
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.
Wildlife of our World
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 2 PM to 3 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.
Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
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 GeorgiaFrom 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. Food and Beverages available for purchase.  $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
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.
Roving Ranger
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 2 PM to 3 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.
Handicapped Accessible Craft Time
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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 GeorgiaJoin 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 GeorgiaSchool'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. Limited space, pre-register required.  $20.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Simple Gardening Techniques
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
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
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
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. Limited space, registration required.  $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 GeorgiaSchool'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. Limited space, pre-register required.  $20.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Animal Tracks Nature Camp
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSchool'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. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required.  $10.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Forest Fantasy Nature Camp
Monday, Feb 16, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSchool'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. Limited space, pre-register required.  $10.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Insects & Invertebrates Nature Camp
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSchool'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. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required.  $10.00 per student $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


  30.8422056
Crooked River State Park


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