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Savannah 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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Surrounding Events
Trail Hike and Island History Savannah (8 Miles)
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 10 AM
Tons of FunAt 10am, take a 2 mile trail hike on the Avian Loop with a park ranger. Then at 2pm learn about the history and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge Brunswick (60 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Tons of FunClassic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s inaugural car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation...  $4.50-$7.5 912-264-7333.
Paddle Luncheon on the River Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 11:30 AM
Go on a midday meet with us as we paddle our way to Sharktooth Sandbar. Bring your own lunch for a picnic out on the sandbar.  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Toads and Turtles Savannah (8 Miles)
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 2 PM
Do you know the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Your State Parks Day - Tabby Ruins and Jones Narrows Clean Up Savannah (3 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin Wormsloe Historic Site in cleaning up the Jones Narrows for Your State Parks Day. Dress comfortably. Work gloves will be provided. Walking volunteers are also welcome. Please register by Sept. 26th. Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. 912-353-3023.
Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 to Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 9 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWe will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Your State Parks Day Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBy helping us maintain our park, you are saving your local natural resources that are irreplaceable. Volunteers will be working on the preservation of their state parks, and as a thank you to our volunteers, will be providing lunch for their hard work.  No fees required for Historic Site Admission. 912-727-2339.
Work Day and Celebration - Your State Parks Day Brunswick (60 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaIn recognition of Your State Parks Day volunteers are needed to help clean up the site entrance. There will also be a celebration of our sites expanded days of operation. 912-264-7333.
Invasive Species Removal Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Get outdoors and help to hack and squirt these trees that are putting pressure on our native plants. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
Volunteer at the Fort Work Day - Your State Parks Day Midway (23 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring your blue tee shirt (from last year), work clothes, work gloves, sun block, bug spray and some enthusiasm to help the staff clean up the fort and grounds. Refreshments provided. 912-884-5999.
Re-thatch an Indian Hut -- Your State Parks Day Darien (50 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVisitors can help re-thatch the American Indian chickee hut. 912-437-4770.
CANCELED -- Sapelo Island Birding Adventure Darien (50 Miles)
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 until Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 3 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCANCELED. This adventure features birding with expert ornithologists around a barrier island. Habitats include open fields, maritime forests, marshes and beaches. On October 9, an optional kayak trip is available to participants interested in spending more time on Sapelo Island.  $299 - $599 depending on Reynold's Mansion accommodations. 912-485-2299.
Handicapped Accessible Candle Lantern Tour Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Civil War History EventExperience the Fort at night as you are guided into the past by Candle light! Visitors need to pay historic site admission rates at the museum when they arrive. Guided walks through the fort will be held every half hour.  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Haunted Trail Savannah (8 Miles)
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 until Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaIf you dare, wind through dark shadows in the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. The Park Ranger will guide you into the graveyard beneath ancient oak trees. Keep close together and perhaps you will be safe from the ghosts and ghouls drifting under moonlight darkened by looming clouds and fog.  $5 per person $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Fall-oween Family Fun Day Savannah (8 Miles)
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 1 PM
Celebrate Fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Bring a bag to Trick-or-Treat through the campground at 3:00 pm.  $2 per child $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Digging Savannah Hike Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 3 PM
The popular Digging Savannah Guided Hikes return to the park! The three-mile hikes will be led by Armstrong Atlantic State University archaeologist Laura Seifert and starts at the Big Ferry Trail head. 912-598-2300.
Autumn Encampment 2014 Darien (50 Miles)
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 until Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaA wide range of living history presentations will be given highlighting all the various cultures and people that inhabited our region before Georgia was established in the 1730's. A battle re-enactment will take place at 2pm.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
A Paddlers Picnic Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Join us for a Sunday canoe and kayak excursion out to the local sandbar for a scenic lunch. Participants must bring their own food and are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event...  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment Midway (23 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 11 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis American Revolution encampment commemorates Col. John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender. Enjoy colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, a skirmish and more. Free admission. 912-884-5999.
Reynolds Mansion Holiday Celebration Darien (50 Miles)
Monday, Dec 1, 2014 until Monday, Dec 22, 2014 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island. On select days in December, enjoy a full lunch in the fabulous Dining Room and a tour of the island. On some days, enjoy a delicious pancake brunch then a history tour of the mansion.  Ferry Round Trip: $15. Brunch and Mansion Tour: $15. Luncheon and South End Tour: $30 912-485-2299.
33rd Annual Plantation Christmas Brunswick (60 Miles)
6 PM - 9 PM from Dec 5, 2014 until Dec 6, 2014 
Civil War History EventThis magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s...  $5-$8. 912-264-7333.
Handicapped Accessible A Colonial Christmas Midway (23 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 5 PM to 8 PM
Get away from the over-commercialization of the holidays and visit Fort Morris for a more peaceful celebration. Join park staff for colonial refreshments, a yule log, bonfire, 18th century music, caroling, dance and firing of the Christmas guns... 912-884-5999.
Handicapped Accessible Colonial Christmas at Fort King George Darien (50 Miles)
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the garrison for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks and an evening of colonial-style Yule Tide jollification. Menu consists of traditional colonial Christmas fare. Event ends with a cannon firing!  $35 for dinner. Reservations required. 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible 150th Winter Muster Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Civil War History EventCome join us on the actual date -- 150 years since General Sherman ordered his troops to take Ft. McAllister. Watch as we reenact this significant moment in our country’s history. Help us make this 150th Winter Muster the greatest one yet...  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Luminary Night with Santa Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
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 $2. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Colonial Cook-Off Darien (50 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
In teams of one or two, research a historical recipe and cook it, for the first annual colonial cooking contest. Participants can be dressed in historical reproduction clothing, or professionally. Recipes must be submitted...  $25. 912-437-4770.
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