The Coast / St. Marys

Colonial Coast Birding Trail

Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy.
St. Marys, GA 31558

  • Colonial Coast Birding Trail

Crooked River State Park in St. Marys and Cumberland Island, which has a St. Marys ferry departure point, are two unique locations on the southeast end of the Colonial Coast Birding Trail.

More than 300 species of birds (75 percent of the total species of birds seen in Georgia) have been spotted at the 18 sites along the birding trail. Don't expect to see most of these birds on a single visit. Shorelines, salt marshes, old rice fields, woodlands, tidal rivers, freshwater wetlands and other habitats host their own fascinating bird communities.

The numbers of birds found along the trail change with the tides and seasons. Consequently, each visit offers the chance to experience a new wildlife adventure. Spend some time along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail and learn why the Creek Indians called the Georgia coast The Enchanted Land.

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

    Parking Fees $5


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information



    Parking Fees: $5

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages