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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  • 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 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

    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

  • Beginner Birding

    Beginner Birding

    12/22/2014 - 12/22/2014

    We will begin by discussing the different birds you might see in Georgia, then take a walk to see what we can discover at the park. Binoculars available. Meet at the Nature Center.

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  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2015 - 01/01/2015

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

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  • Coastal Georgia Kayak Family Camp

    Coastal Georgia Kayak Family Camp

    01/02/2015 - 01/06/2015

    Paddlers of all ages are welcome on this kayaking adventure that includes freshwater swamp and saltmarsh, plus four nights of camping. Join park rangers to explore Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp, Crooked River State Park, Sapelo Island, and the Reynolds Mansion. Register in advance.

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