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Crooked River State Park

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Located on southern tip of Georgia’s Colonial Coast, this park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest.  Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river.  A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise.  Just down the road is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for secluded beaches and wild horses. 
 
The park’s nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds.  A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia. Visitors may venture to the nearby ruins of a tabby mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War.


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GPS Coordinates:
N 30.8422056 | W -81.5524702

Located 7 miles north of St. Marys on Ga. Spur 40 or 8 miles east of I-95 exit 3.

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Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
 


Phone
912-882-5256

Rookery Trip
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger on a field trip to springtime breeding grounds for hundreds of birds. Nesting birds include wood storks, herons, egrets, pelicans, shorebirds, ibis, avocets, stilts and roseate spoonbills. Binoculars available. Register in advance.  $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of our World
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Meet and greet the animals who make South Georgia their home. Learn about some of their habits and behaviors to better understand why they are important to our world.  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Evening Bird Watch
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join our avid bird-watching Volunteer Host at the bird blind for an hour of observing our many feeders. Watch the birds during their evening feeding. This is a great way to get up-close views of some of our native birds, as well as birds that are passing through our area during migration.  Free plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Earth Day River Paddle – Low-Tide Paddle
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Celebrate Earth Day with a Paddle on Crooked River. This low-tide, four-mile loop paddle is great for beginners. Space is limited, registration required.  $25-$35 per person. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Friday Night Campfire and Hayride
Friday, Apr 25, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join us for a hayride around the park and some campfire fun. Bring your s’more supplies and a roasting stick. There might even be stories and songs.  $1 hayrides; pay at office. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? This low-tide, four-mile loop paddle is great for beginners. You'll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery.  $35 Single/ $45 Tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sapelo Island Birding Adventure
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 until Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
An exciting new 24-hour birding event. Travel by ferry to Sapelo Island along Georgia’s scenic coast, enjoy birding the beaches, marshes, fields and forests of this limited access barrier island with expert birders and, overnight at the historic Reynolds Mansion. Registration is limited...  Starting at $299/person for double occupancy; ferry fee ($15) is not included in registration. $5 parking. 912-485-2299.
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join us on the first Wednesday of the month. Each month we will focus, discover, and enjoy a different nature related topic with hands on activities. Pre-registration required.  $2 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10 AM to 6 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Activities will include competitions, games, 3D archery shooting, fishing simulator, County Sheriff K9 demonstrations, and more. Live musical entertainment throughout the day. This event is sponsored by C. MO’S KIDS. They will have a drink and BBQ sale. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 6-8
Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 until Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 18, 2014 until Jun 20, 2014 
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Kids age 10-13 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, photography, and environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required.  $95 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 9-10
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 until Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp for Kids
Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 until Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy three days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, environmental education and one entire day dedicated to photography. Space is limited, reservations required. Kids age 10-13.  $95 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 11-12
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 until Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Address
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
Camden County
Contacts
Emily Hewitt

Joe Bradford
912-882-5256  Park Manager, Crooked River State Park

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