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Skidaway Island State Park

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Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. Visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and other wildlife. Inside the park’s interpretive center, birders will find binoculars, reference books and a window where they can look for migrating species such as Painted Buntings. Children will especially enjoy seeing the towering, 20-foot Giant Ground Sloth replica and reptile room. 
 
A scenic campground is nestled under live oaks and Spanish moss, and some RV sites have sewer hookups. Leashed pets are allowed.  Groups can enjoy privacy in their own pioneer campgrounds. Open-air picnic shelters and an enclosed group shelter are popular spots for parties, reunions and other celebrations. For cooling off during summer, Tybee Island's beaches are less than an hour away.

The park’s new camper cabins offer screened porches, air conditioning, a bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids’ sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, towels, dishes and cooking utensils. Outside, visitors will find a picnic table, grill and fire ring.  Pets are not allowed.
 
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Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 31.9493100 | W -81.053710

Located 15 miles southeast of Savannah on Diamond Causeway. Turn left at the first traffic light on Skidaway Island to enter the park. Please note that some GPS devices will miss this important turn.
From North of Savannah via I-95 South
From North of Savannah via US-17 South
From South of Savannah via I-95 North
From West of Savannah via I-16 East


Address
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411
Chatham County
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Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411 View Details


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Skidaway Island State Park

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Phone
912-598-2300

Painted Buntings & Animal Signs
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00 AM All About Painted Buntings: Keep your eyes open to see one of America’s most beautiful birds right here on the park. Join a discussion to learn all about the painted bunting. 2:00 PM Animal Sign ID: Animal sign is the evidence animals leave that they were in an area... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10 AM
Thursday, May 14, 2015 10 AM
Thursday, May 21, 2015 10 AM
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Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games, and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sandpiper Trail Hike
Thursday, May 7, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
1:00 PM Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee with a Ranger
Friday, May 8, 2015 9 AM
Friday, May 15, 2015 9 AM
Friday, May 22, 2015 9 AM
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Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
9:00AM Coffee with a Ranger: Start your morning right! Join Asst. Park Manager Katie for coffee and discussion of the happenings at Skidaway Island State Park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Knot Tying
Friday, May 8, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
1:00 PM Knot Tying: Learn some handy knots for everyday use! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Yard Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015 8 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
8 AM-1 PM Yard Sale: Household items, quilts, birdhouses, books, tools, crafts, & much more! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Picnic in the Park
Saturday, May 9, 2015 12 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 12 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 12 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Join the park staff for an afternoon of food, games, and fun. Sub sandwiches, drink, and chips will be served. Please call 912-598-2300 at least two days before to reserve your spot.  $5 Lunch plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Dinner Time
Sunday, May 10, 2015 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
3:00 PM Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
All About Feral Hogs
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
3:00 PM: All About Feral Hogs: Learn all about this incredibly destructive invasive species and the efforts being taken to reduce their booming population. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sandpiper Trail Hike
Thursday, May 14, 2015 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
3:00 PM Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
National Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day by competing in a number of yard games, such as water balloon toss and sack races. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Breakfast Time & Knot Tying
Sunday, May 17, 2015 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10:00 AM Breakfast Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. 3:00 PM Knot Tying: Learn some handy knots for everyday use! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Animal Sign ID
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
2:00 PM Animal Sign ID: Animal sign is the evidence animals leave that they were in an area. Learn to identify scat, tracks, and other sign like different burrows and holes. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Birds of Prey
Thursday, May 21, 2015 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
2:00 PM Birds of Prey: Owls, hawks and ospreys, oh my! Learn about the predators of the sky in this fun and informative lecture. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Morning Bird Watch and Knot Tying
Saturday, May 23, 2015 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00 AM Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 3:00 PM Knot Tying: Learn some handy knots for everyday use! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Dinner Time and Sandpiper Trail Hike
Sunday, May 24, 2015 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10:00 AM Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. 3:00 PM Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds
Monday, May 25, 2015 until Friday, Aug 7, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Join park staff for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week your child will work to earn a Junior Ranger patch. Registration is limited, call early to sign up.  $125. 912-598-2300.
Morning Bird Watch and Venomous Snake Safety & ID
Saturday, May 30, 2015 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00 AM Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Dinner Time
Sunday, May 31, 2015 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
3:00 PM Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate a nation wide hiking event by taking a guided hike of our Sandpiper and Avian Loop Trails. This marsh hike will be about two miles long and last around one hour and a half. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Day - Recreation with a Ranger
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by taking a short tour of our parks outdoor fitness options. Learn about the best trail loops for running or walking. Try out our Street Striders and explore other ways to get fit on the park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Your State Parks Day - Skidaway Island
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 to Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate Your State Parks Day by helping to eliminate Chinese Tallow Trees from Skidaway Island State Park. This invasive species makes it difficult for our native trees to grow and flourish. Please register by calling the park office. 912-598-2300.
Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Bring your children and pets for pictures with Santa. Enjoy a walk along our enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts.  $5 per picture, hayrides $3. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Contacts
Holly Holdsworth
912-598-2300  Park Manager, Skidaway Island State Park

Sarah Mock
912-598-2300  Park Naturalist

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