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Amphitheater
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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Campfire and S'mores Savannah (8 Miles)
Friday, Jan 30, 2015 6 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunEnjoy an evening under the stars and meeting new people around a campfire. s’mores will be provided. Meet at the amphitheater. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Colonial Faire and Muster Savannah (3 Miles)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Feb 6, 2015 until Feb 8, 2015 
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler's Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available.  Friday - $4.50 - $10 Saturday and Sunday - Free 912-353-3023.
Camper Chili Cookoff Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Do you think your chili is great? The best? Prove it with our first Chili Cookoff for registered campers. For non-entrants there is no fee to come and taste the chili. Please register at skidawayphoto@yahoo.com.  Contest Entry Fee $10 $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Black History/The Big Read Brunswick (60 Miles)
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 2 PM to 5 PM
The Friends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation will present "Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun", an award-winning documentary on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 2:00 PM in the Visitors' Center of the Historic Site.  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $6.00 Seniors (62 and over) $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
Handicapped Accessible Third Annual Albert Fendig - Hofwyl Plein Air Affair Brunswick (60 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Bring your plein air gear for fun and camaraderie with lots to paint in this historic setting. No prizes, no judging, just good camaraderie and big fun...  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $7.00 Senior (62 and over) $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
Handicapped Accessible Scottish Heritage Days Darien (50 Miles)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM from Mar 20, 2015 until Mar 22, 2015 
All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, period cooking and music, and fort tours. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday...  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Brunswick (60 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunChildren 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and join in on our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for different age groups with games and crafts before and after the event...  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17). $7.00 Senior (62 and above). $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
Easter Egg Hunt Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring the children and a basket for a fun egg hunt. Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon enjoying our beautiful riverside park. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Woodland Spring Festival Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Craft vendors, plant vendors, food concessions, and more. Live music and craft demonstrations. Participate in creating a sculpture in the trees. Parade of faeries of all ages. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Sapelo Birding Adventure Darien (50 Miles)
Friday, May 1, 2015 3 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015 5 PM
Join other birders for this two-day retreat on remote Sapelo Island. You’ll enjoy a ferry ride and staying overnight at the historic Reynolds Mansion. During the day, look for gulls, terns and other shorebirds that call this barrier island home...  $349 and up. 912-485-2299.
Memorial Day Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day. We will have family activities and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Cannon firings and musket demonstrations hourly.  $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 youth. $5 parking. 912-272-2339.
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.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp Darien (50 Miles)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 until Monday, Jun 1, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Participants will have the opportunity to kayak at several locations including fresh and saltwater adventures. Enjoy the fun-filled weekend with interpretation and opportunities to experience the coast of Georgia. Limited space, registration required.  $649 per adult; $549 per child (12 and under). Includes some meals. 912-882-5256.
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.
Independence Day Celebration Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations.  $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 Youth. Under 6 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Celebration Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for some old fashioned family fun. Civil War era games and prizes.  $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, $4.50 youth $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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.  $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Join us for our annual guided tour. See the soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for some hot cider and a cookie. Then prepare yourself for some noise as the cannon is fired over the Ogeechee River. This is one of most popular annual events.  $7.50 for Adults, $6.50 Seniors, $4.50 Youth. 912-727-2339.
The Haunting of Blackbeards' Island Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Savage Island becomes Blackbeards' Island for the weekend as we decorate and dress like pirates. Decorate your campsite like a pirate ship or camp and compete for prizes for the most original and most frightening campsite. Rangers will go site to site giving out candy... $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Festival Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Come and see displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities.Learn more about hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, birding,and much more. Enjoy a craft show, hayride and entertainment too. This will be a great and informative day.  $3.00 per person, under 6 is free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 34th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas Brunswick (60 Miles)
6 PM - 9 PM from Dec 4, 2015 until Dec 5, 2015 
This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house...  $10.00 Adult and Seniors $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) 912-264-7333.
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