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 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 in camper cabins but are allowed in campsites.

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.


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


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Skidaway Island State Park

 


Phone
912-598-2300

Toddlers and Bandits
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10 AM-11 AM Toddler Time: 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. 3 PM Raccoons- Urban Bandits: Some people think they are cute, some think they are a menace... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee and Tour
Friday, May 26, 2017 8:30 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
8:30 AM Coffee with a Ranger: Start your morning right! Join one of our friendly park rangers for coffee and conversation about what’s happening at Skidaway Island State Park. Meet at the Park Office... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Creeks and Hikes
Saturday, May 27, 2017 3 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
May 27: 3 PM Life in the Tidal Creeks : Our tidal creeks are teeming with life; they have a vast array of animals and plants. From fiddler crabs and periwinkle snails, to dolphins and even sharks, our tidal creeks never cease to amaze... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds
Monday, May 29, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM
Monday, Jun 26, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM
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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, please register at the event link.  $125. 912-598-2300.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate a nationwide 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 Georgia
Recreation with a Ranger
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 10 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Contacts
Holly Holdsworth
912-598-2300  Park Manager, Skidaway Island State Park

Sarah Mock
912-598-2300  Park Naturalist

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