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“Trails Great for Walking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Skidaway Island State Park

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411
912 598 2300
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Ranked #13 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Camping
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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 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.
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“Trails Great for Walking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2005

My wife and I visited Skidaway State Park recently and had a wonderful time. We just went to walk the trails and enjoy the day. The trails are easy and full of things to see, including Confederate earthworks and an observation tower. Enjoy the outdoors and plan a visit to Skidaway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2005

This is one of the best state parks we've been to.Facilities were excellent ,very quiet(and there were kids playing) nice wooded and private areas,no crowding.If you are looking to visit Savannah ,and need a place to camp,Skidaway would be a good bet.

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“Terrific Time at Skidaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2003

Skidaway is a terrific place to camp. The sites are spacious, clean and even feature cable TV hookups. Twice when we arrived we found deer wandering through the campsites. The park is very near Savannah which has lots to see and do. The park personnel are very helpful. The only drawback is that a strong rain can flood the area for a short time.

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“A wonderful place to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2001

I spent two years in the Savannah area and my favorite place to visit was Skidaway Island. They have two main trails to walk and one to bike on at the park. They have numerous free tours and programs going on most of the time. There is a nature museum that showcases lots of the local wildlife, including a alligator named Ally. The offer guided tours to tell about the wildlife and rich history of the park as well as astronomy, and fossil activities. I recomend it to everyone!

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