Crooked River State Park

Crooked River State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-882-5256

NOTICE: Crooked River State Park campground will be undergoing renovations starting July 10, 2017. Various portions of the campground along with a new comfort station will be closed while the construction is underway.
CAMPGROUND NOTICE: Cable in the campground is intermittent.

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"Set your own pace with the rise and the fall of tides shaping Crooked River State Park, connecting generations with forests, scenic marsh views and abundant coastal wildlife."

Located on southern tip of Georgia’s Colonial Coast, this park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest.  Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise. Just down the road is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for secluded beaches and wild horses. 
 
The park’s nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds.  A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia. Visitors may venture to the nearby ruins of a tabby mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/CrookedRiver

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

Sunday–Thursday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday–Saturday 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 500 Acres
• North Star Bait & Tackle Shop
• 11 Cottages — #1, 4, 10 & 11 are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 62 Campsites
• Pioneer Campground
• 4 Picnic Shelters
• 2 Group Shelters (seats 80–135)
• Boat Ramp & Dock
• Nature Center
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• Saltwater Fishing
• Kayak & Boat Rental
• Park Paddlers Club
• Pontoon Boat Tours
Guided Kayak Trips
• Hiking — 4 miles of trails
• Birding — Colonial Coast Birding Trail; two bird blinds
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Bike Rental
• Geocaching
• Playgrounds
Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

• Cumberland Island National Seashore
• Fernandina Beach
Florida State Parks
Golden Isles of Georgia
Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
• Jekyll Island
Laura S. Walker State Park
Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
• Submarine Museum
The Lakes Golf Course at Laura S. Walker

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Events
Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, May 26, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Jun 2, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
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Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River while watching the sunset over the river. Limited space, pre-registration required by 8:00 PM the day prior to the cruise.  $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise along the Crooked and St Marys river systems. Learn local history and unique historical sites along Camden County's water ways. Limited space, pre-registration required by 8 PM on the day prior to the cruise.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, May 27, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
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Meet and greet the animals who make South Georgia their home. Learn about some of their habits and behaviors to better understand why they are important to our world. Please pay at park office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campground Fun
Saturday, May 27, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Meet at the Campfire Ring in the Campground for some fun activities and games. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beach Combing Cruise
Sunday, May 28, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy a boat cruise to a pristine beach in the area with a park ranger. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Please be prepared to get your feet wet. Limited space, registration required by 8:00 PM the day before the cruise.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Story and Craft Time
Sunday, May 28, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 6 PM to 7 PM
Join a park ranger for a story and craft time. Please pay at the Park Office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Sunday, May 28, 2017 5 PM to 7:30 PM
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? This low-tide, four-mile loop paddle is great for beginners. You'll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Reservations are required by 8 p.m. the day prior to the paddle.  $35 Single; $45 Tandem. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Nature and Birding Hike
Monday, May 29, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Meet at the Sempervirens Trailhead for a ranger led hike to learn about the coastal environment. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
National Trails Day - Animal Olympics
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
See how you would measure up to some of the animals found in Georgia. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Kids age 10-13 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, photography, and environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required.  $95.00/student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Rookery Trip
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Join a park ranger on a field trip to springtime breeding grounds for hundreds of birds, such as wood storks, herons, egrets, shorebirds, ibis, stilts, and roseate spoonbills. Binoculars available. Register in advance.  $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Children ages 6-10 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, orienteering, and more. Space is limited and registration is required.  $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Children ages 6-10 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, orienteering, and more. Space is limited and registration is required.  $40.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Address/Directions
Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
Camden County


GPS Coordinates:

N 30.8422056 | W -81.5524702
Located 7 miles north of St. Marys on Georgia Spur 40 or 8 miles east of I-95 exit 3.


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Crooked River State Park
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Crooked River State Park