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

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River while watching the sunset over the river. Limited space, pre-registration required by 8:00 PM the day prior to the cruise.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 1 PM to 2 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 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beach Combing Cruise
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 2 PM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise to a pristine beach 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, registration required by 8:00 PM the day before the cruise.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campfire Fun
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
The perfect way to end your day is to sit down in the company of fast friends and hear a few stories around our campfires. Don’t forget to bring your own s’mores supplies. Meet at the Campfire Ring in the Campground. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Ages 10-13 will visit Crooked River, Laura S. Walker and Fort King George during this three-day camp (transportation between parks provided)...  $110 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Soak It In
Nature and Birding Hike
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Meet at the Sempervirens Trailhead for a ranger led hike to learn about the coastal environment. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Terrific Turtles
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 2 PM to 3 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 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible
Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Attend this evening hike to learn more about your five senses. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Easter Basket Craft & Carnival
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Come see the Easter Bunny and make an Easter basket of your own. Please bring your own one gallon milk carton. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Twilight Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5 years
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 7:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Bring your kids ages 0 to 5, flashlights and baskets to Crooked River's Egg Hunt in the dark.  $3.00 per child $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Bring your family, friends, flashlights and baskets. Limited participation; early wristband purchase available.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 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
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Children ages 6-10 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, orienteering, and more. Space is limited and registration is required.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Children ages 6-10 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, orienteering, and more. Space is limited and registration is required.  $40.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Contacts
Emily Hewitt

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