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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  • Miniature Golf Course

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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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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


  • Sunset Boat Cruise

    Sunset Boat Cruise

    07/01/2016 - 07/15/2016

    Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunset on Crooked River. Limited space, registration required.

    Friday, July 1, 2016
    7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Friday, July 15, 2016
    7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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  • Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes

    Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes

    07/03/2016 - 07/03/2016

    Join us for this three-hour high tide paddle. Start off with a maze of marsh grass, then open into scenic views. Look for wildlife and enjoy the unique and fun perspective of kayaking coastal waters. Limited space, reservations required.

    Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
    12:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

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  • Fledglings & Fireworks

    Fledglings & Fireworks

    07/04/2016 - 07/04/2016

    Join a park ranger on a Gilman Pond hayride field trip to view nesting birds and watch fireworks from Saint Marys and surrounding areas. Limited space, pre-registration required. Please call the park office to register. Waivers will need to be signed.

    Monday, Jul 4, 2016
    7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

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  • Sunset Boat Cruise (Adults Only)

    Sunset Boat Cruise (Adults Only)

    07/08/2016 - 07/22/2016

    Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River while watching the sunset over the river. Limited space, pre-registration required. Please call the Park Office to register. Must be 18 years or older.


    Friday, July 8, 2016
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Friday, July 22, 2016
    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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