Crooked River State Park

Crooked River State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-882-5256

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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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/CrookedRiver

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

Sunday–Thursday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday–Saturday 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 500 Acres
• North Star Bait & Tackle Shop
• 11 Cottages ($160–$185) — #1, 4, 10 & 11 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 62 Campsites ($27–$32)
• Pioneer Campground ($35)
• 4 Picnic Shelters ($30)
• 2 Group Shelters (seats 80–135, $75–$150)
• Boat Ramp & Dock
• Nature Center
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• Saltwater Fishing
• Kayak & Boat Rental
• Park Paddlers Club
• Pontoon Boat Tours
Guided Kayak Trips
• Hiking — 4 miles of trails
• Birding — Colonial Coast Birding Trail; two bird blinds
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Bike Rental
• Geocaching
• Playgrounds
Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

• Cumberland Island National Seashore
• Fernandina Beach
Florida State Parks
Golden Isles of Georgia
Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
• Jekyll Island
Laura S. Walker State Park
Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
• Submarine Museum
The Lakes Golf Course at Laura S. Walker

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Events
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 5 PM to 6:30 PM
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. Please call the Park Office to register.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 11 AM to 12 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.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beach Combing Cruise
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 2 PM to 5 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise to one of the pristine beaches 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.
Astronomy Nature Camp
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
We will explore the solar system and beyond. On Saturday, March 4th, Crooked River will host an evening Astronomy program so students can return with parents to view the night sky with telescopes. Bring snacks, sack lunch, and drinks. Limited space, pre-registration required. K - 8th grade  $10.00 per student for half day or $25.00 for full day $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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
Soak up the fun at three different sites and participate in water activities at each one. Students will visit Crooked River State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park and Fort King George Historic Site. A park ranger will provide transportation from Crooked River to each site and back. Ages 10-13 years old. Limited space, preregistration required.  $110 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Soak It In
Easter Basket Craft & Carnival
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 6:30 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
Address/Directions
Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
Camden County


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.


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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