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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 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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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-8PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
$30 parking for 13-30 passenger vans. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/SkidawayIsland


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 588 Acres
    • 3 Camper Cabins ($125) -- Sleeps 4-5, linens and dishes not provided
    • 87 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($26-$40) -- some sewer hookups
    • 3 Pioneer Campgrounds ($40 - groups of 10 + only)
    5 Picnic Shelters ($50)
    Group Shelter (seats 150, $300)
    • Interpretive Center


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Toddler Time and Wilderness Survival
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 10 AM
10:00AM 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. 2:00PM Wilderness Survival: We will talk about lost prevention and show you simple items to take with you on a hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Feral Hogs and Call of the Wild
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 2:30 PM
2:30pm Feral Hogs: Ten years ago, feral hogs roamed Skidaway Island and lived throughout the park and campground. Learn about these intriguing animals. 6:30pm Call of the Wild: Walk the trails with a ranger at night to hear nocturnal animals call. See if you can tell the difference between frogs, bugs, and birds. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Big Ferry Hike and Toads & Turtles
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 11 AM
Get Outdoors Georgia11:00am Big Ferry Hike: Come for a 2 to 3 mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry trail head.1:00pm Toads & Turtles: Discover the differences between reptiles and amphibians. Learn the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Breakfast Time and Sandpiper Trail Hike
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 10 AM
10:00am Breakfast Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the snapping reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles, and snakes licking their chops. 2:00pm Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a one-mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Morning Bird Watch & Skull Identification
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 10 AM
10:00am Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties, as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 3:00pm Skull Identification: Ever come across an animal skull and wonder what it is you're seeing? Learn how to identify different skulls. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time and Birds of Prey
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 10 AM
10:00am Toddler Time: Bring your 2-4 year olds to enjoy stories, games, and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme.2:00pm Birds of Prey: Join us to learn about the local large birds that rule the sky. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sandpiper Trail Hike
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaMeander through the marsh on a guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Bird Hike and Night Sensory Awareness Hike
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 8 AM
8:00am Bird Hike: Join us for an informative morning bird hike. Bring binoculars or borrow limited pairs from the museum. 6:00pm Night Sensory Awareness Hike: Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Morning Avian Loop and Dinner Time
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 9 AM
Get Outdoors Georgia9:00am Morning Avian Loop: Take the trail less traveled and hike the Avian Loop with a park ranger. Trail will be around 2 miles.2:00pm Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the snapping reptiles, leaping lizards, chomping turtles and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toads & Turtles
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 3 PM
Do you know the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time and Big Ferry Hike
Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 10 AM
Get Outdoors Georgia10:00am 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. 1:00pm Big Ferry Guided History Hike: Come for a 2-3 mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning the early history of Skidaway. **Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head** $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
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
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.
Address/Directions
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy
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.
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


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


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Skidaway Island State Park


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