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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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, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Ancient Art

    Ancient Art

    03/22/2017 - 03/22/2017

    In prehistoric times, Skidaway Island was home to the Yamasee and Guale peoples. We see them today in their shell middens and pottery. Learn about the materials they used to create the art that archaeologist find today by doing it yourself! Expect an activity with ochre-based paint and crafting with clay. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • Turtle Hurdles

    Turtle Hurdles

    03/22/2017 - 03/25/2017

    Learn about sea turtles of the Georgia coast, what turtles you find here, what obstacles they face, how the Department of Natural Resources protects them, and what you can do to help. Prepare for an activity and fun information about turtles. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • History Hike

    History Hike

    03/23/2017 - 03/23/2017

    Join us on a 3-mile hike to see the historic Civil War earthworks and Native American shell mounds. Bring water and wear sturdy walking shoes. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • Stars of Skidaway Island

    Stars of Skidaway Island

    03/23/2017 - 03/23/2017

    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 welcome, no pets please.

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  • Dusk Hike, Sounds, Sights, and Smells of the Night

    Dusk Hike, Sounds, Sights, and Smells of the Night

    03/24/2017 - 03/24/2017

    Join us at the Interpretive Center parking lot for a short hike to explore the darkness. We'll be using black-light flashlights to explore the trail for glowing bugs and plants, and using our senses to explore what our eyes might miss. Wear closed toed shoes, no pets, and bring flashlights with a red lens if possible.

    Friday, March 24, 2017
    6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

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  • Get Lost and Start a Campfire

    Get Lost and Start a Campfire

    03/24/2017 - 03/24/2017

    Bring your family to this program for tips on how not to get lost in the woods, and what to do if it happens anyway. We will talk about important tools you can use to keep yourself safe, what to do in a best and worst case scenario, then spark a fire of our own. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • Turtle Hurdles

    Turtle Hurdles

    03/24/2017 - 03/24/2017

    Learn all about the sea turtles of the Georgia coast; what turtles you find here, what obstacles they face, how the Department of Natural Resources protects them, and what you can do to help. Prepare for an activity and fun information about turtles.

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  • Archery for Beginners

    Archery for Beginners

    03/25/2017 - 03/25/2017

    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 5 minutes early to sign a waiver. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray.

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  • Skidaway Island Creek Life

    Skidaway Island Creek Life

    05/06/2017 - 05/06/2017

    Come out and hike along with one of our park rangers as we trek along the Sandpiper and Avian loop trails. Bring your eyes and ears as you will be learning about the vast creek system that runs through the island and the various living organisms that inhabit them.

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  • Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year Olds

    Junior Ranger Camp for 6-11 Year Olds

    05/29/2017 - 07/10/2017

    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.

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