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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  • 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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  • Cottage

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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


  • Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip

    Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip

    09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015

    Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 2 PM to 5 PM - Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA - What better way is there to experience that marshes around Crooked River than on kayak? This low-tide, four mile loop paddle is great for beginners. You'll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Limited space, reservation required.

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  • Interpretive Boat Cruise

    Interpretive Boat Cruise

    09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015

    Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River with a park ranger. Learn about birds, dolphin, and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required. Please call the Park Office to register.

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  • Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes

    Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes

    09/20/2015 - 09/20/2015

    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.

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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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  • Dolphin Cruise

    Dolphin Cruise

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Enjoy a boat cruise of the Atlantic to watch dolphins with a park ranger. We will also see birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

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  • Herp, Herp, Hurray Nature Camp

    Herp, Herp, Hurray Nature Camp

    01/04/2016 - 01/05/2016

    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

    06/02/2016 - 06/05/2016

    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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