Crooked River State Park

NOTICE: Crooked River State Park campground will be undergoing renovations starting June 1, 2017. Various portions of the campground along with a new comfort station will be closed while the construction is underway.
CAMPGROUND NOTICE: Cable in the campground is intermittent.

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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

Rookery Trip
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, May 14, 2017 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, such as wood storks, herons, egrets, shorebirds, ibis, stilts, and roseate spoonbills. Binoculars available. Register in advance.  $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
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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.
Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 2 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
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Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise along the Crooked and St Marys river systems. Learn local history and unique historical sites along Camden County's water ways. Limited space, pre-registration required by 8 PM on the day prior to the cruise.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, May 5, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Friday, May 19, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
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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.
Native Plants and Pollinators
Saturday, May 6, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Find out how to attract pollinators to your home landscape by planting coastal native plants. Spring blooming natives will beautify your yard and support the natural ecosystem of insect pollinators. Come learn more about the connection and do your part to save the bees and butterflies... $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Friday, May 12, 2017 4 PM to 6:30 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 5 PM to 7:30 PM
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 by 8 p.m...  $35 Single; $45 Tandem. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beach Combing Cruise
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 9 AM to 12 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.
Story and Craft Time
Sunday, May 28, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger for a story and craft time. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
National Trails Day - Animal Olympics
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
See how you would measure up to some of the animals found in Georgia. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Contacts
Emily Hewitt

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