Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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.

Address
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
Camden County
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Phone
912-882-5256

Handicapped Accessible Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger to meet some of our terrific turtles then enjoy a craft. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kayak the Salt Marsh - Low Tide
Saturday, Dec 20, 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? You’ll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Space is limited, registration required. Call the Park Office to register.  $25-$35 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Walking in a Coastal Wonderland
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Friday, Dec 26, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Meet at the Sempervirens Trailhead for a ranger led hike. We will be looking for different signs of winter and learning about the Coastal environment. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beginner Birding
Monday, Dec 22, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
We will begin by discussing the different birds you might see in Georgia then take a walk to see what we can discover on the park. Binoculars available. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Holiday Craft
Monday, Dec 22, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Enjoy making an ornament to put on your tree!  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Stupendous Snakes
Friday, Dec 26, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Meet the snakes that make the Nature Center their home then enjoy a fun craft!  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Snakes, alligators, and turtles, oh my. Learn about the animals you could find on the park.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 5 PM to 6 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Join a park ranger for a story then enjoy a fun craft. Pay at the Park Office. About a Bear and leaf rubbing.  $1 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Roving Ranger
Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
A park ranger will be roving through the campground to answer questions and share some information about the park. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Dec 29, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Learn more about nature by going on this fun scavenger hunt around the Nature Center. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Greet the New Year with a "First Day" hike on the Bay Boardwalk trail. Vistas include wetland habitats plus our unique longleaf pine/saw palmetto ecosystem. Enjoy the great outdoors, camaraderie on the trail, cookies, and party hats.  $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Coastal Georgia Kayak Family Camp
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 until Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 11:30 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Paddlers of all ages are welcome on this kayaking adventure that includes freshwater swamp and saltmarsh, plus four nights of camping. Join park rangers to explore Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp, Crooked River State Park, Sapelo Island, and the Reynolds Mansion...  $649 per adult $549 per child (12 and under). 912-882-5256.
Frozen Nature Camp
Monday, Jan 5, 2015 until Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
School's out and parents are invited to send their 1st - 8th graders to two full days of nature camp. Children will learn about how animals prepare for the winter! We will also have some fun winter activities which will include a southern snowball fight! Bring snacks and drinks...  $20.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Animal Tracks Nature Camp
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to half-day nature camp. Children will decipher secrets of the animal kingdom and learn to imitate adaptations for survival. They will embark on a journey of discovery and sharpen their observation skills...  $10.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 9 AM to 11 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. Marine Mammals is the topic  $2 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Forest Fantasy Nature Camp
Monday, Feb 16, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to half-day nature camp. Children will discover the myths and legends of magic in the forest. Let their imagination soar as we build fairy houses, play magical games, and create mystical crafts. Bring snacks and drinks...  $10.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Insects & Invertebrates Nature Camp
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to half-day nature camp. Children will learn about all the creepy crawlies that call Crooked River their home! Students will participate in an insect safari and learn about insect adaptations like camouflage...  $10.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Contacts
Emily Hewitt

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

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