Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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 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 in camper cabins but are allowed in campsites.
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Predators and Wild Walks
Saturday & Sunday 1 PM - 4 PM from Feb 6, 2016 until Feb 7, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Saturday February 6: 1:00PM Predator program (lecture) – Come join us to learn about our native predators. 6:00PM Call of the Wild: Walk the trails at night to hear nocturnal animals call... $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Meet the Reptiles
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Learn the differences between snakes and legless lizards, turtles and terrapins, and what makes a reptile a reptile. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
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. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee with a Ranger
Friday, Feb 12, 2016 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Start your morning right. Join one of our friendly Park Rangers for coffee and conversation about the happening at Skidaway Island State Park. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Campfire Cooking
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Learn to cook some delicious campfire meals to keep your camping cuisine fresh and easy. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Discover Skidaway's Hidden Gem
Friday, Feb 26, 2016 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Take a one mile guided hike along the Sandpiper Trail. Along the way, discover the details of our livingshore line project. Learn how projects like this are helping the whole ecosystem of Skidaway Island. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Hidden Gem
Easter Blast
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Bring the whole family for a day filled with hayrides, games and crafts. Easter egg hunt starts at promptly at 1:00PM.  $3 per child $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Skidaway Narrows Clean Up
Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
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 April 23rd. 912-598-2300.
Falloween Family Fun Day
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
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.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411

52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411
Chatham County  (MapQuest)

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
(912) 598-2300


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   2/4/2016

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