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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
Skull Identification & Sandpiper Trail Hike Savannah (8 Miles)
Friday, Nov 28, 2014 1 PM
1:00PM SKULL IDENTIFICATION: Have you ever come across an animal skull and wonder what it is you're seeing? Come learn how to identify some different skulls. 3:00PM SANDPIPER TRAIL HIKE; Meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike with one of out knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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‚Äôs 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 Christmas at Wormsloe Savannah (3 Miles)
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
Tons of FunParticipate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments.  $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.
First Day Hikes Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Join us at 10:00am for a 3 mile nature hike with Ranger Rowe on the Redbird Creek Trail. This hike is medium difficulty and requires sturdy shoes and water. At 1:00 there will be a History Hike in and around the fort...  $3. Children under 5 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
First Day Hike at Fort Morris Midway (23 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
At 11 am and 2 pm site interpreters will present soldier talks, musket demonstrations and a guided walk around the historic remains of the Revolutionary War fort, Fort Morris (Sunbury Fort).  $3- $5. 912-884-5999.
First Day Avian Loop Hike Savannah (8 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM
Enjoy an afternoon hike through the marsh. This guided hike will discuss the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
First Day Hike at Fort King George Darien (50 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunEnjoy a Twilight "Hike into History" at Fort King George. As the sunsets on the First day of the new year, enjoy a hike into the past. Visitors will be guided through the half mile nature trail as they encounter various historic figures of Fort King George...  $7.50 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, $4.50 for youth 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible First Day Hike Brunswick (60 Miles)
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 11 AM
Come alone, with a friend or as a family to a compass-orienteering event where participants learn how to use a compass in finding hidden or cached written historical information about this old antebellum plantation at different locations along 5 compass courses located on the beautiful, expansive fr...  $4.50 - $7.50 912-264-7333.
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.
Handicapped Accessible Scottish Heritage Days Darien (50 Miles)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM from Mar 20, 2015 until Mar 22, 2015 
Visit the site during this fun-filled weekend! Friday is Student Day, there will be numerous vignettes that interpret colonial history available for students to visit. Saturday is Family Day, there will be a wide variety of historical presentations with the focus being on Scottish history...  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
A Memorial Day Commemoration Darien (50 Miles)
Monday, May 25, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin the garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, blacksmithing, and soldier's life activities. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. Start your summer with a BANG here at Fort King George!  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Cannons Across the Marsh Darien (50 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Tons of FunJoin the Garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, and soldier's life activities to honor Independence Day. Free watermelon and lemonade will be served.  $4.50- $7.50 912-437-4770.
Labor Day at Fort King George Darien (50 Miles)
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Be treated to musket and cannon firings from 10am-4pm. Also, come and see the various jobs soldiers would "Labor" on as part of their duties.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
History Under Our Feet Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Local Archaeologist, Jessie Larson will present a program about archaeology in our area. She will talk about local archaeology finds, how archaeologists know where to dig, and what tools they use. This informative talk and demonstration will be great for adults and older children.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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