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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


  30.8422056
Crooked River State Park

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Phone
912-882-5256

Volunteer Opportunity - Spring Clean Nature Center
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Help us clean up the Nature Center and prepare for spring! Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of our World
Saturday, May 23, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2015 3 PM to 4 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.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Attend this evening hike to learn more about your 5 senses.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Rookery Trip
Sunday, May 24, 2015 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.
Handicapped Accessible Terrific Turtles
Sunday, May 24, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
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.
Roving Ranger
Sunday, May 24, 2015 6 PM to 7 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.
Handicapped Accessible Story and Craft Time
Monday, May 25, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger for a story then enjoy a fun craft. Pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Thursday, May 28, 2015 1 AM to 1 AM
Friday, May 29, 2015 1 AM to 1 AM
Saturday, May 30, 2015 1 AM to 1 AM
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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. Reservations required by May 7...  $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campfire
Saturday, May 30, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
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.
Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 6-8
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 until Friday, Jun 5, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
National Trails Day - Animal Olympics
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Celebrate National Trails Day and enjoy a hike! See how you would measure up to some of the animals found in Georgia. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 9-12
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 until Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 until Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 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 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Reptiles with Jason Clark
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Jason will bring a variety of live reptiles native to the southeast and share his experiences with these animals that seem to be a part of his daily life and were once the basis for the show "Snake Skins" on Animal Planet.  $3.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 until Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 6-12
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 until Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
River Clean Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
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.
Contacts
Emily Hewitt

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

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