The Coast / Savannah

Skidaway Island State Park

52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411

912-598-2300 | 800-864-7275
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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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  • 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, 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

  • Night Hikes and Nocturnal Animals

    Night Hikes and Nocturnal Animals

    05/28/2016 - 05/29/2016

    Join us at Skidaway Island State Park on May 28-29, 2016.

    Saturday at 2 p.m.: All About Bats: Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem. 5 p.m.: Roving Ranger: Walking through the campground with a Ranger. 8:30 p.m.: Night Sensory Awareness Hike: Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail.

    Sunday at 3 p.m.: Campfire Cooking: Come and learn to cook delicious campfire meals.

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  • 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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  • Guided Marsh Hike - National Trails Day

    Guided Marsh Hike - National Trails Day

    06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016

    Enjoy a ranger-led hike to learn about the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals such as fiddler crabs.

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  • Recreation with a Ranger

    Recreation with a Ranger

    06/11/2016 - 06/11/2016

    Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by taking a short tour of our parks outdoor fitness options. Learn about the best trail loops for running or walking. Try out our Street Striders and explore other ways to get fit on the 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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