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 southern tip of Georgia's Colonial Coast, this park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest.  Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise. Just down the road is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for secluded beaches and wild horses. 
The park's nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds.  A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia. Visitors may venture to the nearby ruins of a tabby mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War.

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


  • Eco-Discovery Nature Camp

    Eco-Discovery Nature Camp

    02/20/2017 - 02/20/2017

    This camp is for all the nature nuts out there that are interested in learning more about the ecosystems that are found at Crooked River. We will hike and explore in the different habitats found on the park and learn how they are different. Bring snacks, sack lunch, and drinks. Limited space, pre-registration required. K - 8th grade.

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  • Coastal Kids Nature Camp

    Coastal Kids Nature Camp

    03/28/2017 - 03/30/2017

    Ages 10-13 will visit Crooked River, Laura S. Walker and Fort King George during this three-day camp (transportation between parks provided). Take a boat cruise to look for dolphin, birds and alligators, take a beach walk to find shells, try out paddleboards and kayaks, tour a historic fort, and enjoy swimming. Register in advance.

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  • Flashlight Egg Hunt

    Flashlight Egg Hunt

    04/14/2017 - 04/14/2017

    Bring your family, friends, flashlights and baskets. Limited participation; early wristband purchase available.

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  • Twilight Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5 years

    Twilight Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5 years

    04/14/2017 - 04/14/2017

    Bring your kids ages 0 to 5, flashlights and baskets to Crooked River's Egg Hunt in the dark.

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