The Coast / St. Marys

Crooked River State Park

6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy.
St. Marys, GA 31558

912-882-5256 | 800-864-7275
  • View from the River Trail.

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  • Cottage

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  • Birdwatching Platform

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  • Miniature Golf Course

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  • Campground

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  • Park Interpretive Center

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Located on southern tip of Georgia's Colonial Coast, this park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest.  Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise. Just down the road is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for secluded beaches and wild horses. 
The park's nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds.  A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia. Visitors may venture to the nearby ruins of a tabby mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip

    Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip

    05/28/2017 - 05/28/2017

    What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? This low-tide, four-mile loop paddle is great for beginners. You'll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Reservations are required by 8 p.m. the day prior to the paddle.

    Friday, May 12, 2017
    4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Sunday, May 28, 2017
    5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. read more

  • Beach Combing Cruise

    Beach Combing Cruise

    05/28/2017 - 06/17/2017

    Enjoy a boat cruise to a pristine beach in the area with a park ranger. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Please be prepared to get your feet wet. There is limited space. Registration is required by 8 p.m. the day before the cruise.

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  • National Trails Day - Animal Olympics

    National Trails Day - Animal Olympics

    06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017

    See how you would measure up to some of the animals found in Georgia. Meet at the Nature Center.

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  • Rookery Trip

    Rookery Trip

    06/10/2017 - 06/10/2017

    Join a park ranger on a field trip to springtime breeding grounds for hundreds of birds, such as wood storks, herons, egrets, shorebirds, ibis, stilts, and roseate spoonbills. Binoculars available. Register in advance.

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