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

Reptile Dinner Time
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles, and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
All About Birds
Monday, Feb 20, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10 a.m. - Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 2 p.m. - Woodpeckers of Georgia: Red headed? Red bellied? Yellow bellied? Learn about all the varieties of woodpeckers that can be found in Georgia. No live woodpeckers at this program. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
All About Bats
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem and help control bugs at the same time. Come learn more about these amazing animals. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time and Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10 a.m. - 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. - Explore the museum with our park staff as you search for the hidden treasures of the island's natural history. $5 parking. 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.
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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