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
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Phone
912-598-2300

Coffee with a Ranger
Friday, Feb 24, 2017 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Join one of our friendly park rangers for coffee and conversation about what’s happening at Skidaway Island State Park. Meet at the Office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Knot Tying and Campfire Cooking
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11 AM Knot Tying: Learn to tie useful knots with one of our rangers. 1 PM Campfire Cooking: Learn to cook delicious campfire meals to keep your camping cuisine fresh and easy. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Big Ferry Trail Hike
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Meander through the maritime forest on a 2-3 mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. Meets at trail head of the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Ancient Art
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
In prehistoric times, Skidaway Island was home to the Yamasee and Guale peoples. We see them today in their shell middens and pottery... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Dusk Hike, Sounds, Sights, and Smells of the Night
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Join us at the Interpretive Center parking lot for a short hike to explore the darkness. We’ll be using black-light flashlights to explore the trail for glowing bugs and plants, and using our senses to explore what our eyes might miss... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must call the Interpretive Center to pre-register. Arrive 5 minutes early to sign a waiver...  $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Skidaway Island Creek Life
Saturday, May 6, 2017 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Come out and hike along with one of our Park Rangers as we trek along the Sandpiper and Avian loop trails. Bring your eyes and ears as you will be learning about the vast creek system that runs through the island and the various living organisms that inhabit them. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Contacts
Holly Holdsworth
912-598-2300  Park Manager, Skidaway Island State Park

Sarah Mock
912-598-2300  Park Naturalist

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