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Skidaway Island State Park

52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411
912 598 2300
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Ranked #11 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Swimming, Camping
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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eastman, ga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Loved this park. Rangers are very friendly, the campsites are well maintained. Bathrooms are clean. Would like to have a pool or some sort of water recreation would be nice. Geocache at the park. Truly beautiful

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Madison, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

First off. Ga has some excellent State Parks that are funded by visitors and resident tax payers. Why have the fees settled into the same range as a premium commercial RV resort ($40 inc entrance fee)? When weighed against the amenities of a commercial resort ( Wi-Fi, heated pool etc. ) it is an expensive stop while in transit. My... More

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Madison, SD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I stayed here while I was in town to attend the Savannah Book Festival (which was fabulous, by the way). Driving back and forth between the park and downtown Savannah was a breeze. No city traffic to keep you awake, only the conversations of the nocturnal wildlife. I did not use the facilities so I cannot rate them, but the... More

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Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This park is about a 20 minute drive from downtown Savannah, with walking trails along the water, including the remains of an old moonshine still. Quiet, uncrowded, and a great place to watch birds.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Was just looking for a nice spot to meet a friend for a catch-up conversation in nature. WHAT A TREAT!!!! We only saw a tiny bit of Beautiful Skidaway as near the start of our hike we spotted the walkway over the marsh which lead to an ultra cool, wooden tower looking over the marsh. Five hours of snacking and... More

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Savannah, Georgia, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nice state park with one of the busiest campground in the state and, certainly, in the coastal empire. Wonderful hiking trails with varied experiences and levels of intensity. Nice little visitor center. Be aware that skeeters and no-see-ums can be a problem during the rainy season so come prepared with sunscreen and repellent.

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Marietta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is our second visit. They have 17 pull through campsites full-hookup sites now. Yay! This is just the most beautiful park. Wild and coastal. The gnats are pretty bad. They're just getting started now and they must be pretty hungry. Deep Woods Off! is your friend. Not much the staff can do about that. It *is* in the marshlands.

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Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Can not say enough about this park. From the trees with Spanish Moss drapery to the excellent wide, level and separated sites, this is why it ranks in the top of all the camping directories on the web. Skid-a-way has picnic shelters, an interpretive center, bath houses in clean and good repair and several miles of walking and bike trails.... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We absolutely loved our stay at Skidaway State Park. Though it is difficult to get a camping spot...reserve well in advance; once you do get a spot they are large and private. The restrooms are very clean and the park rangers are helpful and polite.

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Alpena, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Been to many campgrounds and this is right up there. Lot's of room. Beautiful trees and trails ta boot.

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