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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  • 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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  • Campground

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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


  • Rookery Trip

    Rookery Trip

    05/24/2015 - 05/24/2015

    Join a park ranger on a field trip to springtime breeding grounds for hundreds of birds. Binoculars available. Limited space, register in advance.

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  • Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp

    Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp

    05/28/2015 - 05/31/2015

    Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Reservations required by May 7. Click event to view flyer and schedule.

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  • National Trails Day - Animal Olympics

    National Trails Day - Animal Olympics

    06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

    Celebrate National Trails Day and enjoy a hike! See how you would measure up to some of the animals found in Georgia. Meet at the Nature Center.

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  • Reptiles with Jason Clark

    Reptiles with Jason Clark

    06/27/2015 - 06/27/2015

    Jason will bring a variety of live reptiles native to the Southeast and share his experiences with these animals that seem to be a part of his daily life and were once the basis for the show "Snake Skins" on Animal Planet.

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  • River Clean Up - Your State Parks Day

    River Clean Up - Your State Parks Day

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Join our river cleanup with Rivers Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office. We will clean along the waterway and remove trash from fishing areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray.

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