The Coast / St. Marys

Crooked River State Park

6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
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 Georgia's Colonial Coast, this park offers cozy facilities in a beautiful setting. Campsites are surrounded by Spanish moss-draped oaks, while most cottages overlook the river. Hikers can explore the nature trail, which winds through maritime forest and salt marsh. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise. Visitors may venture to the nearby ruins of the tabby McIntosh Sugar Works mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War. Nearby is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for wild horses and mansion ruins.

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


  • Boat Cruise on Crooked River

    Boat Cruise on Crooked River

    10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014

    Enjoy a boat cruise of Crooked River! Learn about birds, dolphin and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required.


    Saturday, October 25, 2014
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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  • Herp, Herp, Hurray Nature Camp

    Herp, Herp, Hurray Nature Camp

    11/10/2014 - 11/11/2014

    School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to two full days of nature camp. Participants will meet all the reptiles that live in the Nature Center and get a chance to learn what characteristics make them reptiles. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp

    Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp

    01/02/2015 - 01/06/2015

    Participants will have the opportunity to kayak at several locations including some fresh and salt water adventures. Even if you have a small family (you and a spouse) enjoy the fun filled weekend with interpretation and opportunities to experience the coast of Georgia. Limited space, registration required.

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