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Skidaway Island State Park Savannah

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Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah
GA
31411
Tel: 912 598 2300

Directions

15 miles southeast of Savannah on Diamond Causeway. From I-16, exit at I-516 (exit #164A), which turns into DeRenne Avenue. Turn right on Harry Truman Parkway. At the end of the parkway take a left and continue straight ahead to Diamond Causeway. Park will be on your left after going over two bridges.

Where are we going today?

If you want outdoor adventure, wildlife, camping fun, and a GREAT time with the family, then Skidaway Island State Park might just be for you!

Located near the historic Savannah, Skidaway Island State Park is filled with amazing nature, activities for all ages, and adventure for all!

Those active families will love the six miles of nature trails which wind through the various landscapes, from marshes, pines, oaks and cabbage-palmettos. This is a great way to not only get fit with walking or jogging, but gives kids an amazing opportunity to spot some of the local wildlife that calls the park home!

What do you think you will spot? Perhaps some raccoons, or rare migrating birds? Think you might spot some deer? All is possible at Skidaway Island State Park!

There is an observation tower which is a great opportunity for the family to search for the wildlife, as you have a great vantage point. Try and take binoculars if you can!

It's worth starting your experience at the interpretive center where there are nature exhibits, a reptile room, and birding station, as well as information about the park.

Have a break from nature by taking the kids to the two playgrounds, or enjoy some ranger-led activities and programs that are held through out the year!

The topics of the events vary, and cover fascinating topics such as wilderness survival, scavenger hunts, and turtle! Some programs are age specific for kids too, which makes it easier to pick which ones you want to enjoy. 

Beautiful nature in Georgia, just waiting for families just like you!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5 for annual parking pass.
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

Park hours: 7am - 10pm

All year round

Teachers corner

Skidaway Island State Park offers a number of programs for class field trips. Give them a call to discuss which ones are best for your students!.

I'm Hungry!

There are picnic areas that you can enjoy, so why not bring your own food and enjoy some family time under the sun!.

Healthy Eating!

It's always a great idea to take bottled water and snacks so you can stay hydrated and energized.

Any Top Tips?

Pets are always welcome at Skidaway Island State Park as long as they remain on a leash six feet or less. .

Doing our bit

The park team really take care of this beautiful piece of nature so help them out by keeping it tidy too! They also offer great programs to educate kids on the wildlife and ecology..

Need a little extra help?

Most of the facilities at Skidaway Island State Park are assessable. They have three handicap camping sites, picnic areas, trails, and their interpretive center and group shelter are all handicap assessable..

Can I get one of those?

Skidaway Island State Park sells a number of items at the shop located in the park office. The shop has camping supplies, gifts, t-shirts and snacks. .

More information

Why not hold your birthday party at the park! It's a great way for kids and their friends to have great learning experiences as well as having a great time in nature!.

What people are saying?

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    We visited here for the night sensory hike. It was a great experience for the mere price of $5 per vehicle. The Park Manager, Holly, imparted much interesting information about the history of the park. The tour makes a wonderful family outing, and also works as part of date night.

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    Beautiful park. Spacious camping. Unique wildlife and scenery for hiking. Three great playgrounds for kids!

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    Excellent campground. Very nice sites

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    We came here to try out our new (to us) popup. This park is beautiful! The sites are well kept, the facilities are in great shape, and the staff and hosts do an excellent job of keeping them that way. All of the sites are pull through, so whether you have a behemoth rv or a tent, you'll fit. The tent pads are raised, so even in a monsoon, you won't be sitting in water. Most of the sites have plenty of shade, so even a hot summer stay isn't too bad. The trails are a nice size and an excellent diversion.
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    Our stay at Skidaway Island State Park March 18-31, 2012 was amazing. The park is so beautiful! Heavily treed with live oaks dripping with Spanish moss and inhabited by lots of squirrels. The camping slips were large and spread out. There are some slips with 50 amp service and all have water, cable and fire ring; however, none are full hook up. This was our first experience with a dump station. It was centrally located and easy to use. We purchased a honey wagon for this 2 week stay and it offered a lot of convenience for not moving our 40’...Read More

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by Ben Campbell

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We came here to try out our new (to us) popup. This park is beautiful! The sites are well kept, the facilities are in great shape, and the staff and hosts do an excellent job of keeping them that way. All of the sites are pull through, so whether you have a behemoth rv or a tent, you'll fit. The tent pads are raised, so even in a monsoon, you won't be sitting in water. Most of the sites have plenty of shade, so even a hot summer stay isn't too bad. The trails are a nice size and an excellent diversion.
Now for even better news... Savannah is only 4 miles away.

by Todd Elliott

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Our stay at Skidaway Island State Park March 18-31, 2012 was amazing. The park is so beautiful! Heavily treed with live oaks dripping with Spanish moss and inhabited by lots of squirrels. The camping slips were large and spread out. There are some slips with 50 amp service and all have water, cable and fire ring; however, none are full hook up. This was our first experience with a dump station. It was centrally located and easy to use. We purchased a honey wagon for this 2 week stay and it offered a lot of convenience for not moving our 40’ motor coach. I had read a few reviews that this campground was not big rig friendly, and I disagree. The roadways were well laid out and nicely maintained. The only thing I would mention is the loop we stayed in (the first loop) did not indicate a direction and frequently rigs came head to head and one would have to back up. We stayed in slip 5. We did not utilize the convenience stations, although we did look at the first two and they were clean but older. They are in the process of building a third convenience station in camping area 4. The trails were great for hiking and biking and in addition, there is a paved path virtually around the entire island. Bring your bug spray and enjoy this outdoor haven.

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