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


  • Beginners Birding

    Beginners Birding

    03/08/2015 - 03/08/2015

    Join a park ranger to learn more about the winter birds. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., we will discuss the different birds you might see in Georgia. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., we will take a walk to see what we can discover. Binoculars available! This is a free event! Meet at the Nature Center.

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  • Kayak the Salt Marsh - Low Tide

    Kayak the Salt Marsh - Low Tide

    03/14/2015 - 05/16/2015

    What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? You will even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Space is limited, registration required. Call the Park Office to register.

    Saturday, March 14, 2015
    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Thursday, April 2, 2015
    1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

    Saturday, May 16, 2015 read more

  • Easter Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5

    Easter Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5

    04/03/2015 - 04/03/2015

    Bring your kids ages 0 to 5 to Crooked River's Egg Hunt. Limited participation. Early wristband purchase available.

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  • Flashlight Egg Hunt - Family Hunt

    Flashlight Egg Hunt - Family Hunt

    04/03/2015 - 04/03/2015

    Bring your family, friends, flashlights and baskets to Crooked River's Egg Hunt in the dark. Limited participation, and early wristband purchase available at the park office. Entertainment and music will be provided by Camden DJ.

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  • Earth Day River Paddle at High Tide

    Earth Day River Paddle at High Tide

    04/22/2015 - 04/22/2015

    Celebrate Earth Day with a paddle on Crooked River. 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.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015:
    11:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

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