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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Big Ferry Trail Guided Hike
Friday, Feb 27, 2015 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Bird Hike
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 9 AM
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.
Outdoor Skills Lecture Series
Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 8 PM – Mar 3, 2015 until 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.
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.
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
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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   2/25/2015



 
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