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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
Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds Savannah (8 Miles)
Daily until Friday, Aug 7, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Join park staff for a fun week 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.  $125. 912-598-2300.
Coastal Georgia Kayak Camp Darien (50 Miles)
Daily until Monday, Jun 1, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Reservations required by May 7...  $649 per adult; $549 per child (12 and under). 912-882-5256.
National Trails Day Hike Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us as we celebrate National Trails Day with a hike on our 3 mile Redbird Creek Trail. Our Naturalist will talk about the different Eco-systems in the park. Bring insect repellent and water.  No fee to participate in hike. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
National Trails Day Hike Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunCelebrate a nation wide hiking event by taking a guided hike of our Sandpiper and Avian Loop Trails. This marsh hike will be about two miles long and last around one hour and a half. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
National Trails Day Hike Savannah (3 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin up with a costumed park ranger on a 2.5 mile hike to Battery Wymberly, one of the most pristine remaining Civil War era Confederate earthworks. Learn about Wormsloe's Civil War history and see the beautiful battery trail. $4.50-$10  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
National Trails Day Rice Fields History Walk Brunswick (60 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
An introductory presentation that will familiarize participants with the methods of Low Country rice culture. Following the presentation there will be a guided hike to the ruins of the plantation rice mill and the rice fields observation deck...  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $8.00 Adult $7.00 Senior (62 and above) 912-264-7333.
National Trails Day Walk Midway (23 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy National Trails Day with a guided walk around the earthen remains of Fort Morris between 1 pm and 3 pm.  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin Savannah (3 Miles)
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Join Dr. Charlie Belin, one of the foremost experts of Marsh Ecology in the region, as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. Register in advance. Tour Begins at 5 PM.  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Let's Get Batty With Sarah Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Learn about our Brown Bat population at the park and why we enjoy having them make their home here with us. After a brief talk , we will walk 1/2 mile to our bat houses and watch as they emerge for a night of insect hunting. Then we will return to the visitors center for a campfire...  $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Day - Recreation with a Ranger Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 11 AM
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by taking a short tour of our parks outdoor fitness options. Learn about the best trail loops for running or walking. Try out our Street Striders and explore other ways to get fit on the park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Fishing In Our Coastal Waters Richmond Hill (15 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Learn about how to fish in our local rivers and around the barrier islands from our experts. You will learn about the regulations and required licenses as well as what equipment you need...  $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin Savannah (3 Miles)
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Join one of the foremost experts in Marsh Ecology in the region as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. This is a fantastic way to welcome Spring back. Register in advance...  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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.  $8.00 per adult and $5.00 per child 6-17 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Independence Day Colonial Faire Midway (23 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate the 4th with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and activities. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Free admission sponsored by the City of Flemington, Friends of Fort Morris and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 912-884-5999.
Handicapped Accessible Georgia's First Fourth Savannah (3 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 9 AM to 5 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.
Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills Darien (50 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Enjoy a guided tour of the Fort, but with a new focus. This walking tour will guide you through the land as it was during the Sawmill industry of the 19th Century. Learn about how Darien played a role in this huge industry. Cost is regular admission. Tours lasts approximately 30 minutes.  $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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
Join us for some old fashioned family fun. Civil War era games and prizes.  $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
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 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.
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.
Your State Parks Day - Skidaway Island Savannah (8 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 to Sunday, Sep 27, 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.
Your State Parks Day - Fort King George Historic Site 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.  $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.  $5-$8. 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.
The Debatable Land -- Autumn Encampment Darien (50 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 21, 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.
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.
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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