The Coast / Darien

Darien Waterfront Park

105 Fort King George Dr
Darien, GA 31305

  • Darien Waterfront Park

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  • Darien River view from Waterfront Park.

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  • Live Oak growing on tabby ruins at waterfront.

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Located on the Darien River, east of the Highway 17/99 bridge, a pavillion and dock border the park and are great for fishing, and other leisurely activities. A playground area and picnic tables shaded with cabbage palms and live oaks provide an elevated view of the river.

On any day of the year, you'll see a variety of moored pleasure boats and fishing vessels; along the river's edge, Darien's colorful shrimp boat fleet offers a picturesque view to the delight of artists, photographers, and visitors.

Waterfront Park was once the site of the busiest port on the Southeast coast; in the 19th Century, a steady stream of ships entered the Port of Darien for cargoes of lumber, mostly yellow pine, bound for Europe.

Waterfront Park comes alive with excited crowds lining its docks during Darien's largest annual festival, The Blessing of the Fleet. Held every April, this three day event honoring Darien's shrimpers includes kid's amusement rides, street vendors, food vendors, musical entertainment and fireworks.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Blessing of the Fleet Festival

    Blessing of the Fleet Festival

    04/08/2016 - 04/10/2016

    Visit Darien's Waterfront Park for the annual three-day Blessing of the Fleet Festival April 8-10, 2016. The festival features a weekend full of activities, including a classic car show and a juried art show that draws artistic talent from across the Southeast.

    The fun begins on Friday at 5 p.m. with arts and crafts booths and live entertainment starting at 6 p.m.

    Saturday events include Art In The Park, the YMCA 5K River Run/Walk, the Darien Lion's Club Street Parade and the ... read more