Skidaway Island State Park

Skidaway Island State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-598-2300

 

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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.

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

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 588 Acres
• 3 Camper Cabins ($135)
• 87 Campsites ($26–$45)
• 3 Pioneer Campgrounds ($40; groups of 10+ only)
• 5 Picnic Shelters ($35)
Group Shelter (seats 150, $150–$300)
• Interpretive Center
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• Hiking — 6 miles of trails
• Birding — Colonial Coast Birding Trail
• Bicycle and Street Strider Rental
• Ranger Programs
• 3 Playgrounds
• Volleyball
• Geocaching
• Trolley Tours to Historic Savannah
Host a 5K Race
Birthday Parties
• Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Florida State Parks
Fort McAllister State Park
Fort Morris Historic Site
Golden Isles of Georgia
• Historic Savannah, Georgia
Richmond Hill, Georgia
• UGA Aquarium
• Tybee Island Beaches
Wormsloe Historic Site

Saltwater Paddling Trail


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Events
Coffee and Snakes
Friday, Jan 20, 2017 8:30 AM to 4 PM
8:30 AM Coffee with a Ranger:Join one of our friendly park rangers for coffee and conversation about what’s happening at Skidaway Island State Park. 11 AM Meet the Reptiles: Learn the differences between snakes and lizards, and what makes a reptile a reptile. 3 PM All About Honeybees: find out why they are not just important to farmers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Woodpecker Wonderland
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Red headed? Red bellied? Yellow bellied? Learn about all the varieties of woodpeckers that can be found in Georgia. No live woodpeckers at this program, but hikers may be able to spot them on park trails or from the birding station. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Reptile Breakfast and Owls
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
10:00 AM Reptile Breakfast Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, and chomping turtles. 1:00 PM Birds of Prey: Owls, hawks, and ospreys, oh my! Learn about the predators of the sky in this fun and informative lecture. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Birds and Raccoons
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
10 AM Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 2:00 PM Raccoons- Urban Bandits: Lecture about the life and habits of raccoons in both urban and wild areas. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddlers and Fossils
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
10 AM-11 AM Toddler Time: 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. 2 PM Mystery of the Giant Ground Sloth: Learn about the amazing Giant Ground Sloth and others that roamed Skidaway during the last Ice Age. See and touch real fossils. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Coffee and Knot Tying
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 8:30 AM to 5 PM
8:30 AM Coffee with a Ranger: Join one of our friendly park rangers for coffee and conversation about what’s happening at Skidaway Island State Park. Meet at the Office. 4:00 PM Knot Tying: Learn to tie useful knots with one of our rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Crafts and Woodpeckers
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM
11 AM Nature Craft: Meet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday objects. 3 PM Woodpeckers of Georgia: Red headed? Red bellied? Yellow bellied? Learn about all the varieties of woodpeckers that can be found in Georgia. No live woodpeckers at this program. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Campfire Cooking
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 3 PM to 4 PM
Learn to cook delicious campfire meals to keep your camping cuisine fresh and easy. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Hike and History of the Skidaway Narrows
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Come join one of our park rangers for a hike along the Sandpiper and Avian loop trails, leading to the pristine Skidaway Narrows. Learn some cool facts about the history of this popular river. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Soak It In
Skidaway Island Creek Life
Saturday, May 6, 2017 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Come out and hike along with one of our Park Rangers as we trek along the Sandpiper and Avian loop trails. Bring your eyes and ears as you will be learning about the vast creek system that runs through the island and the various living organisms that inhabit them. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Soak It In
Address/Directions
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
Chatham County


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.


Park directions map

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Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411 View Details


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Skidaway Island State Park