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 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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Venomous Snake Safety & ID and Avian Loop Hike
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
11:00AM VENOMOUS SNAKE SAFETY & ID: 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.
Skull Identification & Sandpiper Trail Hike
Friday, Nov 28, 2014 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
1:00PM SKULL IDENTIFICATION: Have you ever come across an animal skull and wonder what it is you're seeing? Come learn how to identify some different skulls. 3:00PM SANDPIPER TRAIL HIKE; Meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike with one of out knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Wilderness Survival
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
We will talk about lost prevention and show you some simple items to take with you on a hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Breakfast Time
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Skidaway Island State Park
Watch as the ranger feeds the snapping reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles, and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 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 $2. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
First Day Avian Loop Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 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.

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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   11/10/2014



 
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