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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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Wilderness Survival Savannah (8 Miles)
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 2 PM
We will talk about lost prevention and show you simple items to take with you on a hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Junior Ranger Camp Savannah (8 Miles)
Monday, Jul 28, 2014 until Friday, Aug 1, 2014 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunDay camp for 6-11 year olds. Join the park staff for a fun week full of hikes, crafts, games and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week your child will work to earn a Junior Ranger patch. Registration is limited, call early to sign up.  $100. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Full Moon Stargazers Party Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Take a trip to Fort McAllister to see the night sky in a new way. With the moon to light up the night, this will be the perfect opportunity to see the stars shining brightly above us. Ms...  $7 per Individual $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Georgia's First Fourth Savannah (3 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in the town of Savannah in August of 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See musket firings and more.  $4.50 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Handicapped Accessible Labor Day Festival Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
You deserve a little R&R for all your hard work, so gather the family up, kick back and enjoy yourselves at our Labor Day Festival! Visitors who wish to only use the Day Use outside of the fort will require a $5 ParkPass...  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Tools and Skills that Built a Colony Savannah (3 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 until Monday, Sep 1, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flintknapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting, and more.  $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.
Labor Day at Fort King George Darien (50 Miles)
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 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.
Handicapped Accessible Labor Day Commemoration Midway (23 Miles)
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 11 AM to 3 PM
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort.  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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.
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.
Fence and Garden Projects -- Your State Parks Day Darien (50 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaHelp reconstruct the vine fence or work on the raised vegetable garden in the yard of the new Scottish house. Also, our nature trail is in need of trimming over-hanging limbs. Bring your work gloves and hat. 912-437-4770.
Sapelo Birding Adventure Darien (50 Miles)
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 until Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 3 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe adventure will be filled with opportunities for birding around the barrier island with expert ornithologists. Habitats will include open fields, maritime forests, marshes, and beaches...  $299 - $599 depending on 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.
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.
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 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.
Handicapped Accessible Colonial Christmas at Fort King George Darien (50 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 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.
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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