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

Turtle Hurdles
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 3 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 4 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Learn about sea turtles of the Georgia coast, what turtles you find here, what obstacles they face, how the Department of Natural Resources protects them, and what you can do to help. Prepare for an activity and fun information about turtles. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
AmeriCorps
Pollination 101 and Visit the Bees
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
What do bees, butterflies, and bats all have in common? All of them are essential parts of the pollination cycle for almost all plants and crops... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
AmeriCorps
Get Lost and Start a Campfire
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Bring your family to this program for tips on how NOT to get lost in the woods, and what to do if it happens anyway. We will talk about important tools you can use to keep yourself safe, what to do in a best and worst case scenario, then spark a fire of our own. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $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.
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAmeriCorps
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.
Soak It In
Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds
Monday, May 29, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM
Monday, Jun 26, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM
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Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Join park staff for a fun week 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, please register at the event link.  $125. 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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