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

Beach Combing Cruise
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
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, Pre-registration required.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Interpretive Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River with a park ranger. Learn about birds, dolphin, and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 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, environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required.  $95 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 11 AM to 12 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.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
River Clean Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Creepy Crooked River
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy trick-or-treating, hayrides, a creepy Nature Center, and campground decorating contest Everyone in the campground who participates will receive a discount on their stay Also, don't forget candy to hand out to the goolish goblins and monsters looking for candy.  $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Contacts
Emily Hewitt

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