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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  • Campground

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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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CURRENTLY CLOSED AFTER HURRICANE IRMA. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES AND OPENINGS.

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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Gift Shop

    Lodging On Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Sunset Boat Cruise

    Sunset Boat Cruise

    04/20/2018 - 05/04/2018

    Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 6 p.m. on Thursday.

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  • Beach Combing on Cumberland Island

    Beach Combing on Cumberland Island

    04/28/2018 - 04/28/2018

    Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a park ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 6 p.m. the day prior to cruise.

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  • Low-Tide Paddle

    Low-Tide Paddle

    04/28/2018 - 04/28/2018

    Join us on a three-hour kayak adventure through the salt marshes around Crooked River. Paddlers will watch for birds, dolphin and other wildlife while learning about the wonders of the marsh. We'll spend an hour exploring a sand bar before paddling the tide back in to our dock. Space limited. Preregistration required.

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  • Adventure Camp

    Adventure Camp

    06/05/2018 - 06/21/2018

    Kids age 10-14 come out and enjoy three days of outdoor adventure. Activities include: kayaking, fishing, hiking, archery, environmental education and more. Space is limited to 12, reservations required.

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  • Three-Day Junior Ranger Camp

    Three-Day Junior Ranger Camp

    06/12/2018 - 07/12/2018

    Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, hiking, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 6-10 years.

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