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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
Handicapped Accessible Tools and Skills that Built a Colony Savannah (3 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 until Monday, Sep 7, 2015 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 Celebration Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Living history demonstrations all day with the cavalry unit back by popular demand. Cannon and musket firings throughout the day. We are very excited to have nationally recognized reptile expert, Jason Clark and his staff with us.  $8.00 per adult $5.00 per child ages 6-17 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day at Fort King George Darien (50 Miles)
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
On this day, site staff and volunteers will be demonstrating various colonial period “labor” jobs. There will be ladies spinning natural fibers into thread on spinning wheels, wood-working, and possibly a blacksmith...  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible Labor Day Commemoration Midway (23 Miles)
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 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.
Movie Night Under the Oaks Savannah (3 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Come to Wormsloe for a very unique experience and as we show the movie The Last Song on a projector out under the oaks. Bring the family and a picnic. Sunset is at 7:35, movie trivia will commence at 7:45 and showtime starts at 8 p.m.  $4.50 - $10 912-353-3023.
Your State Parks Day - Tabby Ruins and Jones Narrows Clean Up Savannah (3 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin Wormsloe Historic Site in clearing brush and collecting firewood for Your State Parks Day. Dress comfortably. Work gloves will be provided. Walk-in volunteers are also welcome. Please register by Sept. 26th. Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. 912-353-3023.
Lend a Hand - Your State Parks Day Darien (50 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVolunteers will enjoy FREE admission to the park on National Public Lands Day. Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park. We will be doing a Pollinator Project by building a Monarch Butterfly Habitat...  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Pollinator Garden Work Day - Your State Parks Day Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteer for Your State Parks Day by weeding, mulching and adding new plants to our pollinator garden. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. 912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible Spruce up the Fort - Your State Parks Day Midway (23 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAssist the site manager with sprucing up the fort by doing some minor maintenance and clean up projects. Lunch and goodies provided as well as a good feeling for giving back to nature and the park!  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Volunteer Orientation - Your State Parks Day Brunswick (60 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 2 PM
Learn about volunteer opportunities at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation and the contributions that volunteers have made. Hear current volunteers tell their experiences and why they feel volunteerism is important... 912-264-7333.
Birding Weekend at Reynold's Mansion Darien (50 Miles)
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 10 AM
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 10 AM
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 10 AM
Participants will travel by ferry to Sapelo Island along Georgia’s 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. https://www.facebook.com/events/848267318590694/  $349 inclusive. $5 parking. 912-485-2299.
Hack and Squirt Chinese Tallow Tree Project - Your State Parks Day - Skidaway Island Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 to Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 9 AM
Celebrate Your State Parks Day by helping to eliminate Chinese Tallow Trees from Skidaway Island State Park. This invasive species makes it difficult for our native trees to grow and flourish. Please register by calling the park office. 912-598-2300.
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.  $5-$8. 912-727-2339.
Haunted Trail Savannah (8 Miles)
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 until Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
If 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.
Handicapped Accessible Falloween Family Fun Day Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Celebrate fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Hop on a hayride and tour the park. There will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Bring a bag to trick-or-treat through the campground. Trick-or-treating will begin at 3pm.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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.
Skidaway Narrows Clean Up Savannah (8 Miles)
Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Help us to clean up the Skidaway Narrows and Butterbean Beach. Bring your own boat, kayak or canoe. Limited number of kayaks and canoes will be provided. Walking clean-up volunteers are also welcome. Please register before Oct. 31st. 912-598-2300.
The Debatable Land -- Autumn Encampment Darien (50 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaA wide range of living history presentations will highlight various cultures and people that inhabited our region, long before Georgia was established in 1733. A battle reenactment will take place at 2 p.m.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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 "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment Midway (23 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 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. 912-884-5999.
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.
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.
Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe Savannah (3 Miles)
Saturday & Sunday 1 PM - 4 PM from Dec 12, 2015 until Dec 13, 2015 
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.
Luminary Night with Santa Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 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 $3. $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. $35 per person. Reservations Required.  $35. 912-437-4770.
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