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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


  31.94931
Skidaway Island State Park

 


Phone
912-598-2300

Scavenger Hunt, Call of the Wild Night Hike, Breakfast Time
Saturday & Sunday 1 PM from Sep 5, 2015 until Sep 6, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
9/5 1:00 PM Join us for a scavenger hunt around the Interpretive Center 9/5 8:00 PM Learn to identify the calls of various night-time animals on a guided night hike 9/6 10:00 AM Watch our reptile residents get fed during our Breakfast Time reptile feeding show 9/6 3:00 PM Join us for a guided to... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toads and Turtles & Outdoor Recreation
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
1:00 PM - Toads and Turtles Reptile and Amphibian Show 3:00 PM - Learn fun and interesting games during our ranger-led Outdoor Recreation Program $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Venomous Snake Safety and ID
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00 AM - Come learn to how to be snake-smart and ID venomous snakes of the area $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Toddler Time & Nature Craft
Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10:00 AM - Come join us for our weekly Toddler Time program with lots of nature fun and games for kids ages 2-4 2:00 PM - Learn to make a craft using natural materials found in the area $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee with a Ranger & Big Ferry Trail Hike
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 8:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
8:30 AM - Coffee and conversation with a park ranger 2:00 PM - Join us for a guided Big Ferry Trail Hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers (meets at the Big Ferry Trail head) $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Bird Watch, Toads and Turtles, Breakfast Time, & Knot Tying
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM from Sep 12, 2015 until Sep 13, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
9/12 10:00 AM - Join us for a guided Morning Bird Watch in the Interpretive Center Bird Room 9/12 3:00 PM - Come meet our resident critters at our Toads and Turtles reptile and amphibian show 9/13 10:00 AM - Watch our reptile residents get fed at our Breakfast Time feeding show 9/13 2:00 PM - Lea... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Nature Craft
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
2:00 PM Learn to make a craft from natural materials found in the area $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Toddler Time & Birds of Prey
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10:00 - 11:00 AM - Bring your 2-4 year old for our weekly Toddler Time program with nature fun and games targeted just for them 3:00 PM - Come learn about the birds of prey that inhabit our area $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Coffee with a Ranger & Interpretive Center Tour
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 8:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
8:30 AM - Coffee and conversation with a park ranger 3:00 PM - Guided tour of the Interpretive Center $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Morning Bird Watch, Wilderness Survival, Frog Night Hike, Breakfast Time, & Birds of Prey
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM from Sep 19, 2015 until Sep 20, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
9/19 10:00 AM - Guided Morning Bird Watch at the Interpretive Center 9/19 2:00 PM - Learn some basic skills for surviving in the wilderness 9/19 8:30 PM - Listen out for frogs on our Frog Night Hike 9/20 10:00 AM - Watch our reptiles get fed at our Breakfast Time feeding show 9/20 2:00 PM - Lear... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Toads and Turtles
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
1:00 PM Come out and meet our resident critters at our Toads and Turtles reptile and amphibian show $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Toddler Time
Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10:00 - 11:00 AM Bring your 2-4 year old out to our weekly Toddler Time program to enjoy some nature fun and games designed just for them! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee with a Ranger & Sandpiper Trail Hike
Friday, Sep 25, 2015 8:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
8:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation with one of our park rangers11:00 AM - Join us for a guided hike along the Sandpiper Trail $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Pollinator Garden Work Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Volunteer for Your State Parks Day by weeding, mulching and adding new plants to our pollinator garden. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. 912-598-2300.
Outdoor Recreation
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
2:00 PM - Learn fun and interesting outdoor games during our ranger-led Outdoor Recreation program $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
3:00 PM - Join us for a scavenger hunt around the interpretive center. Learn about our island's natural history as you search through our museum's hidden treasures! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Hack and Squirt Chinese Tallow Tree Project - Your State Parks Day - Skidaway Island
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 to Sunday, Oct 11, 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.
Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 until Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
If you dare, wind through dark shadows in the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. The Park Ranger will guide you into the graveyard beneath ancient oak trees. Keep close together and perhaps you will be safe from the ghosts and ghouls drifting under moonlight darkened by looming clouds and fog.  $5 per person $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Falloween Family Fun Day
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Hop on a hayride and tour the park. There will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Bring a bag to trick-or-treat through the campground. Trick-or-treating will begin at 3pm.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Skidaway Narrows Clean Up
Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Help us to clean up the Skidaway Narrows and Butterbean Beach. Bring your own boat, kayak or canoe. Limited number of kayaks and canoes will be provided. Walking clean-up volunteers are also welcome. Please register before Oct. 31st. 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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