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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.
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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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Mystery of the Giant Ground Sloth
Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 11 AM
At 3:00pm come learn about the amazing Giant Ground Sloth and others that roamed Skidaway during the Ice Age, more than 10,000 years ago. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Fire Building 101 and Outdoor Fitness Trail
Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 11 AM
11:00AM Fire building 101: Learn how to build a proper campfire quickly and easily. 3:00PM Outdoor Fitness Trail: Kids! Come out and leap like a grasshopper and run like a deer. We will be going on a short fitness hike. Be sure to bring plenty of water and your tennis shoes. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toddler Time and Big Ferry Guided Hike
Thursday, Apr 10, 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. 1:00PM Big Ferry Guided 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. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Scat N' Tracks
Friday, Apr 11, 2014 3 PM
Explore the salt flats in search of critter poop (scat), tracks and other signs of the park's elusive creatures. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sandpiper Trail Hike, Roving Ranger and Night Sensory Hike
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 2 PM
2:00PM Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a one mile guided hike. 5:00 PM Roving Ranger: Walking through the campground, a Ranger will be available to answer your questions and will be bringing along a critter-of-the-day. 8:30PM Night Sensory Hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Bird Hike and Dinner Time
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 9 AM
9:00AM Bird Hike: Join Camphost Nell for an informative morning bird hike. Bring binoculars or borrow limited pairs from the museum. 3:00PM Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Fire Building 101
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 3 PM
Learn how to build a proper campfire quickly and easily. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Painted Buntings
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 1 PM
Keep your eyes open to see one of America's most beautiful birds right here on the park. Join a discussion to learn all about the painted bunting, then hang out at our Birding Station. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Easter Blast!
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunBring the whole family for a day filled with hayrides, games and crafts. Easter egg hunt starting at 1 p.m.  $3 per child. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Bird Hike and Dinner Time
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 9 AM
9:00AM Bird Hike: Join Ranger Jenny and help her identify birds along the trail. 3:00PM Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Big Ferry Guided Hike, Roving Ranger, and Campfire & S'mores
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 2 PM
2:00PM Big Ferry Guided 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. 5:00PM Roving Ranger 8:00PM Campfire and S’mores: Enjoy an evening under the stars and meeting new people around a campfire. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Skidaway Narrows Clean Up
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Help us to clean up the Skidaway Narrows and Butterbean Beach. 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 May 2nd. 912-598-2300.
Bike Rodeo
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
A bike rodeo is a fun, educational event for children to practice bike skills and learn how to safely navigate roads and traffic. Kids will tackle different stations, each with a different game or challenge. Co-sponsored by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 2, 2014 until Friday, Jun 6, 2014 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 until Friday, Jun 27, 2014 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Monday, Jul 14, 2014 until Friday, Jul 18, 2014 8:30 AM to 5 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunDay camp for 6-11 year olds. Join the park staff for a fun week full 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.  $100. 912-598-2300.
Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 until Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaIf you dare, wind through dark shadows in the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. The Park Ranger will guide you into the graveyard beneath ancient oak trees. Keep close together and perhaps you will be safe from the ghosts and ghouls drifting under moonlight darkened by looming clouds and fog.  $5 per person $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Fall-oween Family Fun Day
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 1 PM
Celebrate Fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Bring a bag to Trick-or-Treat through the campground at 3:00 pm.  $2 per child $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.
Address/Directions
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah , GA31411


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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