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.

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

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 95

    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

  • Trail Hike and Island History

    Trail Hike and Island History

    09/17/2014 - 09/17/2014

    Take a two-mile trail hike on the Avian Loop with a park ranger at 10 a.m. Then learn about the history and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands at 2 p.m.

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  • Toads and Turtles

    Toads and Turtles

    09/26/2014 - 09/26/2014

    Do you know the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples.

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  • Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day

    Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/28/2014

    Join us to celebrate State Parks Day by volunteering at your park. We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Please register by Friday, September 26, 2014.

    Location: Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah, Georgia

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  • Invasive Species Removal

    Invasive Species Removal

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Get outdoors and help to hack and squirt these trees that are putting pressure on our native plants. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th.

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  • Haunted Trail

    Haunted Trail

    10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014

    If you dare, wind through dark shadows in the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. The Park Ranger will guide you into the graveyard beneath ancient oak trees. Keep close together and perhaps you will be safe from the ghosts and ghouls drifting under moonlight darkened by looming clouds and fog.

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  • Fall-oween Family Fun Day

    Fall-oween Family Fun Day

    10/26/2014 - 10/26/2014

    Celebrate Fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Bring a bag to Trick-or-Treat through the campground at 3 p.m.

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  • Digging Savannah Hike

    Digging Savannah Hike

    11/01/2014 - 11/01/2014

    The popular Digging Savannah Guided Hikes return to the park! The three-mile hikes will be led by Armstrong Atlantic State University archaeologist Laura Seifert and starts at the Big Ferry Trail Head.

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  • Luminary Night with Santa

    Luminary Night with Santa

    12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014

    Bring your children and pets for pictures with Santa. 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.

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