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

Luminary Night with Mrs. Claus
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Bring your children and pets and join Mrs. Claus for a very special Luminary Night! 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. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served!  All activities $2.00 per person. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Breakfast and Mysteries
Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11 AM Reptile Breakfast Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, and chomping turtles. 2 PM Mystery of the Giant Ground Sloth: Come learn all about the Giant Ground Sloths and other megafauna that used to roam our island. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Venomous Snake Safety and Identification
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
2 p.m. Venomous Snake Safety & ID: Can you spot a copperhead? Do you know the difference between a coral snake and a king snake? Identify venomous snakes and learn how to be safe around them. No live venomous snakes at program. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
First Day Avian Loop Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Enjoy an afternoon hike through the marsh. We will discuss the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals. The hike will last about 1 1/2 hour and we will walk about 2 miles. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Hike and History of the Skidaway Narrows
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Come join one of our park rangers for a hike along the Sandpiper and Avian loop trails, leading to the pristine Skidaway Narrows. Learn some cool facts about the history of this popular river. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Soak It In
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
Contacts
Holly Holdsworth
912-598-2300  Park Manager, Skidaway Island State Park

Sarah Mock
912-598-2300  Park Naturalist

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