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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
Reynolds Mansion Holiday Celebration Darien (50 Miles)
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 until Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 8 AM
Enjoy a delicious country fried steak lunch in our elegant dining hall, followed by a history tour of the decorated mansion and a tour of the South End of the island (time permitting). (Saturday's tours will be a hot pancake brunch)  Ferry Round Trip: $15. Brunch or Luncheon and Mansion Tour: $30. 912-485-2299.
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.
Handicapped Accessible
A Colonial Christmas Midway (23 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 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
Luminary Night with Mrs. Claus Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Bring your children and pets and join Mrs. Claus for a very special Luminary Night! 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. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served!  All activities $3.00. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
A Colonial Christmas at Fort King George Darien (50 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the Garrison for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks for an evening of colonial style Yuletide jollification. $40 per person. Reservations Required.  $40. 912-437-4770.
Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe Savannah (3 Miles)
Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Participate 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 Avian Loop Hike Savannah (8 Miles)
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 2 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 Event Savannah (3 Miles)
Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes. Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history.  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Chocolate Plantation and Shell Ring Tour - Hidden Gems of Sapelo Island Darien (50 Miles)
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Join us on this exclusive, one day only, trip to the North End of Sapelo Island to tour the ruins of Chocolate Plantation and the mysterious Native American Shell Rings.  Participants should meet at the mainland ferry to purchase their $15 roundtrip tickets at 8:00 AM. The tour is $8 per person. After the tour, the ferry will depart Sapelo Island at 12:00 PM and will return to the mainland dock at 12:30 PM. 912-485-2299.
Colonial Faire and Muster Savannah (3 Miles)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM from Feb 5, 2016 until Feb 7, 2016 
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.
Birding Weekend at Reynold's Mansion Darien (50 Miles)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM from May 6, 2016 until May 8, 2016 
Participants will travel by ferry to Sapelo Island along Georgia‚Äôs scenic coast, enjoy birding the beaches, marshes, fields and forests of this limited access barrier island with expert birders and, overnight at the historic Reynolds Mansion.  $349 inclusive. $5 parking. 912-485-2299.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp Darien (50 Miles)
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 until Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 8 AM to 5 PM
Join this kayaking adventure that includes freshwater swamp and saltmarsh, plus four nights of camping. Join park rangers to explore Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp, Crooked River State Park, Sapelo Island, and the Reynolds Mansion. Register in advance.  $649 per adult $549 per child (12 and under) $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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