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Skidaway Island State Park

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Skidaway Island State Park

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.

Facilities

  • 87 Tent/Trailer/RV Sites
  • 5 Picnic Shelters
  • Group Shelter
  • 3 Camper Cabins
  • 3 Pioneer Campgrounds
  • Interpretive Center
  • 3 Playgrounds

Things to do and see

  • Hiking – 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible); 3-mile Big Ferry Trail; 1-mile Avian Loop Trail; and the Connector Trails connects both the Sandpiper and Avian Loop trails to the Big Ferry Trail.
  • Birding – Colonial Coast Birding Trail
  • Bicycle and Street Strider Rental
  • Ranger Programs
  • 3 Playgrounds
  • GeoCaching
  • Weddings (park approval required)

External links

  • Skidaway Island State Park
  • Coastal Georgia in Pictures

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