Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Crooked River State Park
NOTICE: A controlled burn will be conducted on the park on Jan. 20 and 21, 2015. Smoke and ash may be present as well as limited facility and trail use during this time period. 

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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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Directions

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

Nature and Birding Hike
Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Crooked River State Park
Meet at the Sempervirens Trailhead for a ranger-led hike to learn about the coastal environment. Binoculars available. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Roving Ranger
Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 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.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 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. Please pay at park office.  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible Story and Craft Time
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 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.  $1 per person $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 1st - 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 1st - 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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