The Coast / Savannah

Skidaway Island State Park

52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411

912-598-2300 | 800-864-7275
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  • Giant Ground Sloth at the Skidaway Island Interpretive Center.

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  • Camper Cabin C

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  • Biking at Skidaway Island

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  • Birding observation room at Skidaway Island Interpretive Center.

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  • Skidaway Island trail

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  • Picnicking at Camper Cabin A

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  • Hiking on Skidaway Island

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  • Camper Cabin A

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  • RV camping at Skidaway Island

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  • Viewing platform at Skidaway Island

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  • Camper Cabin B - Handicap Accessible

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  • Tent Camping at Skidaway Island

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Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia's intracoastal waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower.  Visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and other wildlife. Inside the park's interpretive center, birders will find binoculars, reference books and a window where they can look for migrating species such as Painted Buntings. Children will especially enjoy seeing the towering, 20-foot Giant Ground Sloth replica and reptile room. A scenic campground is nestled under live oaks and Spanish moss, while groups can enjoy privacy in their own pioneer campgrounds. Open-air picnic shelters and an enclosed group shelter are popular spots for parties, reunions and other celebrations. There are also three pioneer hike-in campsites in the park, which are primitive, rugged sites for organized groups of at least 10 people with adult leaders.

The park's camper cabins offer screened porches, air conditioning, bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids' sleeping loft. 

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

    Lodging On Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 95

    Neighborhood

    Southside: 1

    Rentals

    Bicycle

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Dump Station, Number of Sites, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds

    Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year-Olds

    05/30/2016 - 07/29/2016

    Join park staff for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week, your child will work to earn a Junior Ranger patch. Registration is limited, call early to sign up.

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  • Life in the Tidal Creeks

    Life in the Tidal Creeks

    07/30/2016 - 07/30/2016

    Our tidal creeks are teaming with life. Come learn about the vast array of life that occupies our marshes. From fiddler crabs and periwinkle snails to bottlenose dolphins and even sharks, our tidal creeks will never cease to amaze.

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  • Family Food Truck Fun Festival

    Family Food Truck Fun Festival

    09/04/2016 - 09/04/2016

    Join your favorite food trucks for our first Family Food Truck Fun Fest. Delicious food, giant ground sloth, cornhole, ranger led games and a reptile show are all part of the fun.

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  • Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day

    Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day

    09/24/2016 - 09/24/2016

    Join us to celebrate State Parks Day by volunteering at Skidaway Island State Park. We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park.

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  • Falloween Family Fun Day

    Falloween Family Fun Day

    10/22/2016 - 10/22/2016

    Celebrate fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Hop on a hayride and tour the park. There will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Bring a bag to trick-or-treat through the campground. Trick-or-treating will begin at 3 p.m.

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  • Misery Woods Haunted Forest

    Misery Woods Haunted Forest

    10/28/2016 - 10/29/2016

    Join Skidaway Island Rangers as they navigate you through a trail of terror filled with maniacs, monsters and mayhem. Misery Woods will shatter your senses and leave you screaming for your own sanity.

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