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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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

Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds
Friday, Aug 7, 2015 9 AM - 5 PM

Toddler Time
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 10 AM - 11 AM

Coffee with a Ranger
Friday, Jul 10, 2015 8:30 AM

Picnic in the Park
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 12 PM - 2 PM

Animal Sign ID
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 3 PM

Wilderness Survival
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 2 PM

Sandpiper Trail Hike & Island History
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 10 AM

Toads & Turtles
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 2 PM

Nature Craft
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 3 PM

Bird Watch, Roving Ranger, and Night Sensory Hike
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 10 AM

Sandpiper Trail Hike & Interpretive Center Tour
Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 9 AM

Knot Tying & Interpretive Center Tour
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 11 AM

Dinner Time
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 1 PM

Big Ferry Trail Hike & Venomous Snake Safety & ID
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 10 AM

All About Feral Hogs
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 3 PM

Nature Craft
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 1 PM

Your State Parks Day - Skidaway Island
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 - Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 9 AM

Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 6 PM - 8 PM




Address
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411
(MapQuest)


Phone
(912) 598-2300

 
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