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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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Coffee with a Ranger
Fridays 9 AM – Mar 6, 2015 until Mar 27, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Start your morning right! Join Park Manager Holly for coffee and discussion of the happenings at Skidaway Island State Park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Invasive Species
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Discover the fascinating landscape of the plants and animals that upset the delicate balance of ecosystems around the barrier islands. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Big Ferry Trail Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 3 PM
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Meander through the maritime forest on a two mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. Meets at trailhead of the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Avian Loop Hike
Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
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.
Outdoor Skills Lecture Series
Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 8 PM – Mar 10, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
The Outdoor Skills Lecture Series (OSLS) will delve deep into the techniques, skills, & knowledge of what it takes to be prepared & survive in the wilderness. Please join us & our Naturalists every Tuesday (Feb. 17 - Mar. 10), from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m...  $5 per lecture $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Bird Hike
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 9 AM
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 9 AM
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 9 AM
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Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
9:00AM Bird Hike: Join Camphost Nell for an informative morning bird hike. Bring binoculars or borrow limited pairs from the museum. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Animal Skull Identification
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
2:00 PM Animal Skull Identification: Ever come across an animal skull and wonder what it is you’re seeing? Come learn how to identify different skulls. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time
Thursdays 10 AM – Mar 12, 2015 until Mar 26, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games, and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme. Toddler Time will meet at Picnic Shelter #1. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toads & Turtles
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 3 PM
Friday, Mar 20, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Do you know the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Interpretive Center Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 3 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Explore the museum with our dedicated park staff as you search for the hidden treasures of our natural history. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Call of the Wild
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 7:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Walk the trails at night to hear nocturnal animals call. See if you can tell the difference between frogs, bugs and birds. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Breakfast Time
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 10 AM
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 10 AM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles: leaping lizards, chomping turtles, and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Island History
Monday, Mar 16, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Learn the history, formation and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
All About Feral Hogs
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Learn all about this incredibly destructive invasive species and the efforts being taken to reduce their booming population. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Knot Tying
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Learn some handy knots for everyday use. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Venomous Snake Safety & ID
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Can you spot a copperhead? Do you know the difference between a coral snake and a king snake? Identify venomous snakes and learn how to be safe around them. No live venomous snakes at program. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Roving Ranger
Friday, Mar 20, 2015 5 PM
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Walking through the campground, a Ranger will be available to answer your questions and will be bringing along a critter-of-the-day. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Night Sensory Hike
Friday, Mar 20, 2015 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Nature Craft
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 3 PM
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday objects. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Dinner Time
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Morning Bird Watch
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Birds of Prey
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Owls, hawks and ospreys, oh my! Learn about the predators of the sky in this fun and informative lecture. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Wilderness Survival
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
We will talk about how to prevent getting lost and show you simple items to take with you on a hike that could be lifesavers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Outdoor Recreation
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Learn fun and fascinating new games for playing out in nature. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Easter Blast
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Bring the whole family for a day filled with hayrides, games and crafts to celebrate spring. The Big Easter egg hunt will start promptly at 1 p.m.  $3 per child. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Skidaway Narrows Cleanup
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate Earth Day by helping to clean up the Skidaway Narrows. 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 Friday April 18th. 912-598-2300.
National Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day by competing in a number of yard games, such as water balloon toss and sack races. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds
Monday, May 25, 2015 until Friday, Aug 7, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
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.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Celebrate 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.
Your State Parks Day - Skidaway Island
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 to Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
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.
Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
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.

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Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411 View Details


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Skidaway Island State Park

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411
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Address
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411
Chatham County  (MapQuest)
Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 31.9493100 | W -81.053710

Located 15 miles southeast of Savannah on Diamond Causeway. Turn left at the first traffic light on Skidaway Island to enter the park. Please note that some GPS devices will miss this important turn.
From North of Savannah via I-95 South
From North of Savannah via US-17 South
From South of Savannah via I-95 North
From West of Savannah via I-16 East


Phone
(912) 598-2300

Contacts


Holly Holdsworth
912-598-2300  Park Manager, Skidaway Island State Park
Sarah Mock
912-598-2300  Park Naturalist

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Posted 7/30/1998 12:00 AM
Updated   3/3/2015



 
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