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 A

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  • RV camping 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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  • Hiking on 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, and some RV sites have sewer hookups. Leashed pets are allowed. 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. For cooling off during summer, Tybee Island's beaches are less than an hour away.

The park's camper cabins offer screened porches, air conditioning, a bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids' sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, towels, dishes and cooking utensils. Outside, visitors will find a picnic table, grill and fire ring. Pets are not allowed in camper cabins but are allowed in campsites.

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

    Grill on Site

    Lodging On Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Shower Facilities

    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: 87

    Pull-thru Sites

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Archery for Beginners

    Archery for Beginners

    12/07/2017 - 12/09/2017

    Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must call the Interpretive Center to pre-register. Arrive 10 minutes early to sign a waiver. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray.

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  • Stars of Skidaway Island

    Stars of Skidaway Island

    12/07/2017 - 12/08/2017

    We'll have star charts, red lense flashlights and moon binoculars ready for viewing and learning about the major visible constellations. Meet at the Interpretive Center and we'll walk you to the 'gazing location. Bring flashlights with a red lens, wear warm clothes and closed toed shoes. Families are welcome, no pets please.

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  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    12/08/2017 - 12/08/2017

    Explore nature at night on this one-mile guided hike of the Sandpiper Trail Loop. Bring water and a flashlight with a red light to help keep your eyes adjusted to the dark. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • Clicks in the Night: Bat Box Building

    Clicks in the Night: Bat Box Building

    12/08/2017 - 12/08/2017

    Learn about bats and build your very own bat box to take home with you. Learn more about these amazing animals, why we need bats, and why bats need our help. The program will begin with a 20 minute Bat Talk followed by the construction period. Pre-registration required due to limited materials. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • Sandpiper Trail Hike

    Sandpiper Trail Hike

    12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

    Start your day with an invigorating one-mile guided hike with an AmeriCorps Interpretive Ranger. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • Wilderness Survival Skills

    Wilderness Survival Skills

    12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

    Learn basic wilderness survival skills with an AmeriCorps Ranger! Participants must be 9 or older and will learn orienteering and fire starting. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the park office. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • Luminary Night with Mrs. Claus

    Luminary Night with Mrs. Claus

    12/16/2017 - 12/16/2017

    Bring your children and pets and join Mrs. Claus for a very special Luminary Night. Enjoy a walk along our enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served.

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  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Start your year off right by meandering the marshes and maritime forests of our Sandpiper and Avian loop trails. Our park ranger guide will talk about our island's plants, wildlife and history along the way.

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