Crooked River State Park

Crooked River State Park, St. Marys: Hours, Address, Crooked River State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Crooked River State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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This park provides good fishing, a Native American festival in August and a pleasant setting for hikers and campers.
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John C
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Friends
While visiting St. Mary's we decided to drive through this area to see what it was all about. First off, this is one of the most cleanest parks I have ever seen. From the person at the front desk giving you all the information and maps needed to either drive or hike this place, and the RV and camping area which was spotless and super quiet. The hiking trails were also well marked. The restrooms were the cleanest restrooms in any state park I have ever seen. This was possible due to the volunteers that keep this park looking spotless. They also had a boat ramp area to launch your boats or kayaks. The admission to this park was $5 and well worth every cent. They also rent cabins which were beautiful if you're not into RVing or tent camping. Keep in mind they book out about 6 months in advance. There are also two sections of cabins. The older and newer ones. I went into both. Both were beautiful. The newer ones overlooked a field that had a gazebo and a playground for kids and the older ones had a Riverview. This is a definite must if you're interstate parks.
Written March 6, 2022
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Brian J
4 contributions
Solo
I just used the campground as a highway stop over during Covid. The information that is not online - 1. They lock the gate 10pm so dont book for late arrival unless they provide access code (and the gate is over a mile from campground). Bathrooms are private personal rooms with toilet sink and shower felt very Covid safe. Lots of staff (3 sets of management) so lots of rules but felt very safe and watched over. $5 parking pass they ask you to pay for after you book online (for which they lose 1 star). I wouldnt mind really but it should be charged up front. Pay laundry in bath house. Very clean.
Written October 23, 2020
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Magma5
Havelock92 contributions
I love nature, and this is a great park. There are cabins, RV sites, and primitive camping. There is a nice boat ramp with a bait shop on site for you to access the Crooked River. I spent 2 hours here on my way to a conference. I walked about 4 miles of trails. I saw lots of beautiful birds, a raccoon, an alligator, two snakes (both nonvenomous), a variety of lizards, and squirrels. I did not see any fox squirrels or gopher tortoises, though I did see many of the tortoise burrows.
Written May 14, 2022
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Pamela A
Jesup, Georgia, United States2 contributions
Family
I stayed for two nights at the Cooked River State Park in St. Mary’s Ga. The atmosphere of the park itself it’s nice and clean. I stayed in cottage #6.The cottage is very dated and looks clean but on the first night I started seeing roaches. Roaches on the walls, roaches on the kitchen countertops, and roaches running across the stove. Apparently it’s been ongoing because there was a can of bug spray underneath the sink in the kitchen.For $160 a night I expect at least big bug free when I stay anywhere. I may go back in the camping area with my RV but never again will I rent a cottage.
Written July 29, 2021
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chevyflygirl
Southampton, MA65 contributions
Couples
This campground is so beautiful with sites that are deep and very wide. One of the hosts Mary found out we were headed to Cumberland island for the day and offered to walk our dog for us.
It is very clean and well kept.
We had to leave very suddenly due to a health issue of a relative back home. They refunded our money without being asked to do so. A very kind thing to do.
Written April 16, 2022
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Kay F
4 contributions
Friends
Watching the sun 🌞 come up and go down from screened in porch with friends. Crooked river just behind cabins. Spanish moss draping large live oaks. Walking the many woodland trails and seeing wildlife.
Written September 25, 2021
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Steve W
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We stayed Memorial weekend. We had an RV and a separate truck pulling a boat. We were in the process of backing and setting up the RV with the truck park off to the side of the road until we were able to get situated. Campground volunteer came by and fussed at us about the truck tires on the grass. This was our welcome to the campground. The atmosphere felt like a HOA campground with a lot of seniors walking their dogs. Nothing wrong with that but not best place for a family. There was also no place to dock or shore the boat up over night.
Written June 3, 2022
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Time2GetAway888
SC28 contributions
Visited for a couple of hours. My husband fished along the river on the trail near the cabins and I rode my bike and then sat overlooking the water. It seemed like a nice, quiet park at least in mid-April. There's also a dock. Employees were friendly and helpful
Written April 29, 2022
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Kathleen D
Atlanta, GA24 contributions
Family
We stayed just outside the park near the boat ramp. Quiet, not congested. I have never seen a state park like this! There are turtles walking around. The rangers are friendly. It’s clean. Mini golf was closed. If you have a boat to launch or want to kayak out in the river, looks beautiful and likely easier to catch fish. There is a fish cleaning station at the dock. At high tide the dock, even if casting isn’t a great place to fish. We lost two lines in the water as they got stuck. We are amateurs but there were others who appeared more skilled and didn’t stay long.
Written July 18, 2020
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Brad C
Whitewater, WI7 contributions
Couples
Nice park. Not large but some very nice sites, some with sewer. Nice trails through the woods and right on the Crooked River. We stayed for 5 nights and used it to tour Cumberland Island National Park and St. Mary's, a nice little town.
Written March 2, 2020
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  • Mon - Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM