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


Address
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411
Chatham County
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Amphitheater


Phone
912-598-2300

Dinner Time
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 12 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/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.
Sandpiper Trail Hike & Knot Tying Lesson
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
At 2pm, take a one mile guided hike with a ranger. At 4pm, learn some handy knots for everyday use. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time
Thursdays 10 AM – Sep 25, 2014 
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Stories, games and learning designed for 2-4 year-olds. Each week there will be a different nature based theme. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time and the Mystery of the Giant Ground Sloth
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
At 10am, bring your 2-4 year olds to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme. At 2pm, learn about the Mystery of the Giant Ground Sloth and other Ice Age creatures who roamed Skidaway. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toads and Turtles
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Do you know the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 to Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 9 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
Invasive Species Removal
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Get outdoors and help to hack and squirt these trees that are putting pressure on our native plants. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
Avian Loop Hike and Dinner Time in the Museum
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
At 10am, hike the Avian Loop (approximately 2 miles) with a park ranger. At 3pm, watch the ranger feed the animals in the Interpretive Center (museum). $5 parking. 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.
Digging Savannah Hike
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
The popular Digging Savannah Guided Hikes return to the park! The three-mile hikes will be led by Armstrong Atlantic State University archaeologist Laura Seifert and starts at the Big Ferry Trail head. 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.
Contacts
Holly Holdsworth
912-598-2300  Park Manager, Skidaway Island State Park

Sarah Mock
912-598-2300  Park Naturalist

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