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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Phone
912-598-2300

Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds
Daily until Friday, Aug 7, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
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, call early to sign up.  $125. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Toddler Time: 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. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee With a Ranger & Call of the Wild
Friday, Aug 7, 2015 8:30 AM
Friday, Aug 7, 2015 8:30 PM
Friday, Aug 7, 2015 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
8:30 AM Coffee with a Ranger: Start your morning right! Join Park Ranger Skye for coffee and discussion of the happenings at Skidaway Island State Park.8:30 PM Call of the Wild: Walk the trails at night to hear nocturnal animals call... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee with a Ranger
Friday, Aug 7, 2015 8:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
8:30 AM Coffee with a Ranger: Start your morning right! Join Park Ranger Skye for coffee and discussion of the happenings at Skidaway Island State Park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
All About Feral Hogs, Animal Sign ID & Night Sensory Awareness Hike
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00 AM All About Feral Hogs: Learn about this invasive species and the efforts taken to reduce their population. 3:00 PM Animal Sign ID: Learn to identify scat, tracks, and other sign like different burrows and holes... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Wilderness Survival
Sunday, Aug 9, 2015 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
2:00 PM Wilderness Survival: We will talk about how to prevent getting lost and show you simple items to take with you on a hike that could be life savers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Island History & Nature Craft
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 11 AM
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 11 AM
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 2 PM
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Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00 AM Island History: Learn the history, formation and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands. 2:00 PM Nature Craft: Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday objects. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee with a Ranger & Frog Night Hike
Friday, Aug 14, 2015 8:30 AM
Friday, Aug 14, 2015 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
8:30 AM Coffee with a Ranger: Start your morning right! Join Park Ranger Katie for coffee and discussion of the happenings at Skidaway Island State Park.8:30 PM Frog Night Hike: Come out to hear all the calls and songs of the frogs on Skidaway Island. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Pollinator Garden Work Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Volunteer for Your State Parks Day by weeding, mulching and adding new plants to our pollinator garden. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. 912-598-2300.
Hack and Squirt Chinese Tallow Tree Project - Your State Parks Day - Skidaway Island
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 to Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate Your State Parks Day by helping to eliminate Chinese Tallow Trees from Skidaway Island State Park. This invasive species makes it difficult for our native trees to grow and flourish. Please register by calling the park office. 912-598-2300.
Skidaway Narrows Clean Up
Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Help us to clean up the Skidaway Narrows and Butterbean Beach. Bring your own boat, kayak or canoe. Limited number of kayaks and canoes will be provided. Walking clean-up volunteers are also welcome. Please register before Oct. 31st. 912-598-2300.
Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 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 $3. $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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