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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  • 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

    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

  • Friends Meeting

    Friends Meeting

    09/02/2014 - 09/02/2014

    Please join the Friends of Crooked River group for the September meeting being held at the park's group shelter. We are ramping up plans for upcoming projects and the Halloween event in October (never too soon to start planning). We need your input and enthusiasm!

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  • Kayak the Salt Marsh

    Kayak the Salt Marsh

    09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014

    What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? You'€™ll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars during this low tide paddle. Limited space, reservations are required.

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  • Sunset Boat Cruise

    Sunset Boat Cruise

    09/12/2014 - 09/12/2014

    Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunset on Crooked River. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Sensory Awareness Night Hike

    Sensory Awareness Night Hike

    09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014

    Attend this evening hike to learn more about your five senses. Please pay at the Park Office.

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  • Sunset Marsh Kayak Trip

    Sunset Marsh Kayak Trip

    09/26/2014 - 09/26/2014

    This three-hour low tide paddle is through the salt marshes around Crooked River. Paddlers will watch for birds, dolphin and other wildlife while learning about the wonders of the marsh. Limited space, registration is required.

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  • Nature Center Clean Up - Your State Parks Day

    Nature Center Clean Up - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Volunteers are needed to help clean up around the outside of the nature center, as well as clean inside and organize along with special projects. Please wear clothing that can get dirty and be prepared to spend time outside -€“ water, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended! Call the Park Office for more information!

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  • River Clean Up - Your State Parks Day

    River Clean Up - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    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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  • Damsels & Dragons Nature Camp

    Damsels & Dragons Nature Camp

    10/13/2014 - 10/13/2014

    School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will learn about dragonflies, damselflies, and other insects that call Crooked River their home. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-registration required.

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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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