SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK, GA

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Skidaway Island State Park borders Skidaway Narrows, a part of the Intracoastal Waterway and provides scenic camping, picnicking and hiking opportunities. Visitors come to Skidaway to visit downtown Savannah only a short 20 minute drive away or to enjoy the peace and quiet of being in nature.The...

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Description

Skidaway Island State Park borders Skidaway Narrows, a part of the Intracoastal Waterway and provides scenic camping, picnicking and hiking opportunities. Visitors come to Skidaway to visit downtown Savannah only a short 20 minute drive away or to enjoy the peace and quiet of being in nature.

Geography:

The trails lead you through maritime forest, a mix of live oaks, cabbage palmettos, southern red cedar and pines, over salt marshes and tidal creeks out to views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The campground is nestled in a wooded area mostly shaded with a mix of hardwoods and pines.

Recreation:

Skidaway offers great access to the water with a boat ramp only a ¼ mile from the park. We have 7 miles of trails for biking and hiking. We also rent bicycles at the park office.

Facilities:

The Park offers a scenic campground 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.

Most campsites are pull through with power, water, and cable hook ups. Located in the campground are 3 Comfort Stations with restrooms, showers and laundry facilities, central dump station, trash and recycling station.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit the Park’s Interpretive Nature Center that houses a giant ground sloth exhibit, birding station, reptile room, and other natural and cultural displays. Programs for all ages are offered year round.

The Park is 15 miles from downtown historic Savannah and 25 miles from the beaches of Tybee Island.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Launch
  • Childrens Activities
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Center
  • Laundry
  • Naturalist
  • Parking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Washer/Dryer
Alerts and Important Information

Pioneer Camping ONLY: This is a primitive, rugged site for organized groups, (An organized group is defined as a group that holds regular meetings and has a lead officer or elected/appointed officials of at least 10 persons). This area is for hike-in campers only. All equipment must be carried in, no vehicles allowed. Site is located by itself and approximately 1/2 mile from the parking area. Site has water spigot, a small shelter, pit toilets, and fire ring.


Park Office Hours: 8am to 8pm Monday thru Sunday. Park office closed Christmas Day.

Parkpass is required for all vehicles.

ParkPass is available at the park office or by calling (770) 389-7401.
Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay. Park Gate: Locks at 10pm. Call the office before 8pm if you plan to arrive after 10pm to receive the gate code.

This Park, while on an island, is not on the beach, closest beach access is Tybee Island Beach – 25 miles from the park. Allow 40 minutes driving time.

Check-in is between 1 and 10 p.m. and checkout is before 1 p.m. You do not have to check out at the office, just remove your reservation tag from the post and head out.

A two-night minimum is required on weekends (Friday, Saturday or Saturday, Sunday) and a three-night minimum is required for Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK
52 DIAMOND CAUSEWAY
SAVANNAH  GA  31411

Phone Number:

Information:  (912)598-2300