Skidaway Island State Park

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

HURRICANE NOTICE: Skidaway Island will be closed until further notice, possibly mid-November. No staff, interpretive center animals or buildings were harmed, but tree removal and repairs are significant. Reservations during this time period are being canceled with refunds. 

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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.

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:

• First Time Camper Program
Host a 5K Race
• 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
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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CANCELED -- Misery Woods Haunted Forest
7 PM - 9:30 PM from Oct 28, 2016 until Oct 29, 2016 
We apologize, but the park will be closed the rest of October for storm cleanup.  $5 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Luminary Night with Mrs. Claus
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Bring your children and pets and join Mrs. Claus for a very special Luminary Night! 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. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served!  All activities $2.00 per person. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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.

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

Skidaway Island State Park