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


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Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411
 
Amphitheater


Phone
912-598-2300

Insects Galore
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Learn about the different types of insects in this area. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time and Sandpiper Trail Hike
Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10:00AM 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. 11:00AM 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.
Reptile Show, Roving Ranger, and Call of the Wild
Friday, Apr 25, 2014 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
2:00PM Reptile Show: Come and learn all the differences between reptiles and amphibians and touch live examples. 5:00PM Roving Ranger. 8:00PM Call of the Wild:Walk the trails at night to hear nocturnal animals call. See if you can tell the difference between frogs, bugs and birds. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Big Ferry Guided Hike, Roving Ranger, and Campfire & S'mores
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
2:00PM Big Ferry Guided Hike: Come for a 2 to 3 mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. 5:00PM Roving Ranger 8:00PM Campfire and S’mores: Enjoy an evening under the stars and meeting new people around a campfire. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Skull Identification
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Have you ever come across an animal skull and wonder what it is you're seeing? Come learn how to identify some different skulls. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Wilderness Survival
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
We will talk about lost prevention and show you simple items to take with you on a hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Skidaway Narrows Clean Up
Saturday, May 3, 2014 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 May 2nd. 912-598-2300.
Bike Rodeo
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
A bike rodeo is a fun, educational event for children to practice bike skills and learn how to safely navigate roads and traffic. Kids will tackle different stations, each with a different game or challenge. Co-sponsored by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 2, 2014 until Friday, Jun 6, 2014 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 until Friday, Jun 27, 2014 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Monday, Jul 14, 2014 until Friday, Jul 18, 2014 8:30 AM to 5 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Day camp for 6-11 year olds. Join the park staff for a fun week full 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.  $100. 912-598-2300.
Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 until Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Fall-oween Family Fun Day
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate Fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Bring a bag to Trick-or-Treat through the campground at 3:00 pm.  $2 per child $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 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 $2. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Address
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411
Chatham County
Contacts
Holly Holdsworth
912-598-2300  Park Manager, Skidaway Island State Park

Sarah Mock
912-598-2300  Park Naturalist

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