Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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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Phone
912-598-2300

Photo Contest
Daily until Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Share your digital photography from Skidaway Island State Park and try to win some great prizes! The submitted photo has to be taken at Skidaway Island State Park. One entry per person with three different category choices. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Venomous Snake Safety & Outdoor Skills
Friday, Dec 19, 2014 11 AM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00AM, VENOMOUS SNAKE SAFETY & ID: Identify venomous snakes and learn how to be safe around them. (No live venomous snakes at program.) 3:00PM, OUTDOOR SKILLS 101: Learn some useful skills that every outdoor activity lover should know... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Nature Craft and Holiday Movie Night
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 11 AM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00AM, NATURE CRAFT: Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday household items. 5:00PM, HOLIDAY MOVIE NIGHT: Enjoy a little holiday spirit while watching "Home Alone". Refreshments will be served. Location: Group Shelter. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Breakfast Time and Big Ferry Trail Hike
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 10 AM
Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 11 AM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00AM, BREAKFAST TIME: Watch as the ranger feeds the snapping reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles, and snakes licking their chops. 1:00PM, BIG FERRY TRAIL HIKE: Meander hrough the maritime forest on a two mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Wilderness Survival
Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
We will talk about lost prevention and show you some simple items to take with you on a hike that could be lifesavers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Morning Bird Watch & All About Feral Hogs
Friday, Dec 26, 2014 10 AM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10:00AM, MORNING BIRD WATCH: Learn the basics about local bird varieties, as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 2:00PM, 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.
Mystery of the Giant Ground Sloth & Outdoor Skills 101
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00 AM, MYSTERY OF THE GIANT GROUND SLOTH: Learn about the amazing Giant Ground Sloth and others that roamed Skidaway during the last Ice Age... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toads and Turtles
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Do you know the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games, and learing designed just for them! Each week there will be a different nature based theme. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
First Day Avian Loop Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Enjoy an afternoon hike through the marsh. This guided hike will discuss the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals. $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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