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


  31.9370707
Skidaway Island State Park

 


Phone
912-598-2300

Interpretive Center Tour
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Explore our museum and get the details about our native wildlife, history of the island, and check out live birds from the comfort of the birding room. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddlers and History
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10 a.m.–11 a.m. 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.
2 p.m. Island History: Learn the history, formation and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee with a Ranger
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
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.
Falloween Family Fun Day
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 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.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible
Misery Woods Haunted Forest
7 PM - 9:30 PM from Oct 28, 2016 until Oct 29, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Join Skidaway Island Rangers as they navigate you through a trail of terror filled with maniacs, monsters and mayhem. Misery Woods will shatter your senses and leave you screaming for your own sanity.  $5 plus $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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