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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  • Birdwatching Platform

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  • Park Interpretive Center

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  • Cottage

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  • Miniature Golf Course

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  • Campground

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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


  • Wildlife of Our World

    Wildlife of Our World

    12/16/2017 - 12/30/2017

    Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home. Learn about some of their habits and behaviors to better understand why they are important to our world.

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  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Get up close and personal with our long leaf and Coastal Shell Midden Forest along with visiting our salt marsh. Celebrate the New Year afterwards in one of our cottages with hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies.

    Monday, January 1, 2018
    10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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  • Forest Fantasy Nature Camp

    Forest Fantasy Nature Camp

    01/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

    School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will discover the myths and legends of magic in the forest. Let their imagination soar as we build fairy houses, play magical games, and create mystical crafts. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required.

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  • Bird Brains Nature Camp

    Bird Brains Nature Camp

    01/15/2018 - 01/15/2018

    School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. This camp is for all the bird brains out there that are interested in learning more about our feathered friends. We will explore the birds that call Crooked River their home and discover their habitats. Limited space, pre-registration required.

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  • Astronomy Nature Camp

    Astronomy Nature Camp

    03/30/2018 - 03/30/2018

    School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will learn all about the night sky! We will explore the solar system and beyond. On Saturday, Crooked River will host an evening Astronomy program so students can return with parents to view the night sky with telescopes.

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  • Three-Day Junior Ranger Camp

    Three-Day Junior Ranger Camp

    06/11/2018 - 06/13/2018

    Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited, and registration is required. Ages 6-12 years.

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  • Adventure Camp

    Adventure Camp

    07/16/2018 - 07/19/2018

    Kids ages 10-13 come out and enjoy four days of outdoor adventure. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, photography, and environmental education and more. Space is limited to 12 kids, reservations required.

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