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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  • Park Interpretive Center

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  • Cottage

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  • Birdwatching Platform

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  • Miniature Golf Course

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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

    12/27/2016 - 12/29/2016

    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.


    Saturday, November 26, 2016
    12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Thursday, December 29, 2016 read more

  • Sunset Boat Cruise (Adults Only)

    Sunset Boat Cruise (Adults Only)

    12/31/2016 - 12/31/2016

    Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River while watching the sunset over the river! Pre-registration required by noon on Monday, December 5. Please call the Park Office to register (912-882-5256). Must be 18 years or older.

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  • First Day Hike at Crooked River

    First Day Hike at Crooked River

    01/01/2017 - 01/01/2017

    Greet the New Year with a "First Day" hike. Vistas include wetland habitats plus our unique longleaf pine/saw palmetto ecosystem. Enjoy the great outdoors, camaraderie on the trail, and party hats. Please pay at the Park Office.

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  • Eco-Discovery Nature Camp

    Eco-Discovery Nature Camp

    02/20/2017 - 02/20/2017

    This camp is for all the nature nuts out there that are interested in learning more about the ecosystems that are found at Crooked River. We will hike and explore in the different habitats found on the park and learn how they are different. Bring snacks, sack lunch, and drinks. Limited space, pre-registration required. K - 8th grade.

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