Crooked River State Park

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

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.

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 ($160–$185) — #1, 4, 10 & 11 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 62 Campsites ($27–$32)
• Pioneer Campground ($35)
• 4 Picnic Shelters ($30)
• Group Shelter (seats 80, $75–$150)
• 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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Creepy Crooked River
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
Enjoy trick-or-treating, hayrides, a creepy Nature Center, and campground decorating contest Everyone in the campground who participates will receive a discount on their stay Also, don't forget candy to hand out to the goolish goblins and monsters looking for candy.  $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Bird Nerds Nature Camp
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 8 AM to 4 PM
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. This camp is for all the bird brains out there that are interested in learning more about our feathered friends. We will explore the birds that call Crooked River their home and discover their habitats. Limited space, pre-registration required.  $10 half day or $25 full day. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Christmas at the Park
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 3 PM to 6 PM
Need some help getting into the holiday spirit? Visit the park to meet Santa, enjoy hayrides, then warm up at the campfire. All ages are welcome to join in the holiday fun. Pay at park office.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
First Day Hike at Crooked River
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Greet the New Year with a "First Day" hike on the Bay Boardwalk trail. Vistas include wetland habitats plus our unique longleaf pine/saw palmetto ecosystem. Enjoy the great outdoors, camaraderie on the trail, and party hats.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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
6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558 View Details

Crooked River State Park