Skidaway Island State Park

Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah: Hours, Address, Skidaway Island State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Skidaway Island State Park
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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. 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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Temple, GA689 contributions
May 2021
My wife and I met friends that we had camped with on previous adventure for a week in early May and we loved it.

We stayed in campsite #45 and it was perfect with 50 amp service and full hookups. Although we didn’t use them, the shower facilities were clean and the grounds were taken care of. The welcome center was new and fully stocked with t-shirts and tourist concessions and even included a small interpretative museum.

The trails were well-maintained and included one that allowed bicycles. The weather was perfect with lows in the 59’s and highs in the upper 70’s meaning the bugs weren’t bad.

There is a Publix next door for all your shopping needs.
Written May 17, 2021
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Julie H
Columbia, TN434 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We decided to do a last minute camping trip. (Our real first one out away from home). And we are pleasantly pleased. We booked our site online and it was the only one available for the dates we needed. Unfortunately our site only has a 30amp hookup and no sewer, but we are only here for 3 days before moving on and site #82 is in the wonderful bathhouse’s backyard!!! This campground has great sites, not stacked on top of one another, great bath houses/laundry facilities, pavilions, check-in was a breeze, wonderful hiking, close to an inlet for kayaking, right on top of Wormsloe/historic district and other islands of Savannah are just about a 30 min drive, and if you are like us and this matters-they are VERY pet friendly! Dog bowls along the trails for water, at different areas throughout park, baggies, etc…. Drawbacks, the side roads are very narrow and aligned with large trees in spots-which makes pulling a really large trailer around a bit of a task, also if you didn’t plan ahead for the 30amp connection or have a way to dump sewer if need be…
Written November 2, 2021
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Savannah, GA580 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This park has miles of trails and most are shaded by trees. It sustained quite a bit of damage from hurricane Michael a few years ago, but park’s management did a great job restoring trails to good condition within a few months. Park has lots of picnic tables, and like all Georgia state parks is dog friendly (note that some buildings in state parks and historic sites ate not).
Written December 21, 2020
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Altamonte Springs, FL292 contributions
Apr 2021
I loved my stay in the small camper cabin. It is smaller than your typical Georgia State Park cabin, but was still nice. The A/C worked great, the mattress was comfortable, and I really liked the all-wood interior. The shower/bathroom is tiny, but everything worked just fine and was clean. The only problem was in the kitchen with the light under the microwave that you use to illuminate the stove below. That light didn't work. The couch could use some Febreze as it was stinky. This cabin would be good for parents with a couple of preteens. The upstairs loft bedroom can be accessed by adults, but the stairwell is very tight, and an adult can not stand up in the loft, but it would be good for kids. You will need to bring your own linens/blankets for the beds, as well as towels for the bathroom. The park was quiet and there are several restaurants nearby, as well as a supermarket. There were hardly any bugs (I was there when it was still somewhat chilly in April) which allowed us to enjoy using the picnic table outside. The trails were well marked and the staff at the visitor center were friendly and helpful. The campground itself seemed cramped in spots, although parking for the cabin was large enough. The camping area was clean and nicely shaded.
Written May 27, 2021
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Florence, SC228 contributions
Apr 2021
We found this as a nice diversion from down town Savannah. The trails are well maintained and clearly mark. The new Visitor center is quite and the staff was very friendly.

We did the longer 3 mile hike and just 1 mile of the other trail. On a Tuesday afternoon the trails were not very busy. the trails are flat and soft and doable for any age.

They have bikes to rent at a reasonable rate. We will probably rent 2 the next time we go.

There is a small $5 parking fee that can be paid self serve at the parking lots or in person at the Visitor Center
Written May 2, 2021
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Sue G
Wilmington, NC215 contributions
Jan 2020
We enjoyed hiking all of the hike trails in this secluded marshy land. So thankful for Georgia's foresight in setting aside this land. It was a chilly, drizzly day but that did not damp our enjoyment of this beautiful setting. Since it is January we did not see any alligators or turtles, but bird life was abundant- blue heron, cedar waxwings, egrets, Wood Stork, greenback heron, Ibis, clapper rails, cormorants, pelicans, wrens, bluebird, woodpecker, sparrow. There is a neat little observatory- there is one deck now, but it appeared there used to be another. I hope they are able to repair and open the top deck again for even more gorgeous views. There are a lot of options for hiking. Smaller loops for shorter hikes combined with others gave a nice long hike. There is even an unusual adult outdoor "gym" area. I probably wouldn't use that much but it was fun to check out.
Written January 26, 2020
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Heather Floyd
19 contributions
Apr 2020
We camped at Skidaway in April. We loved it! The park was absolutely beautiful, well maintained and very clean. We took full advantage of the miles of hiking trails located in the park. They were easy access and very scenic. The weather was beautiful! The campsite was easy to navigate, clean and level! We love to kayak so we launched our Kayaks at Butterbean beach by the Rodney J Hall Boat ramp. This ramp is right outside the state park. Super convenient. The ramp was a very busy spot so I recommend you get there early to be sure you have a spot to park. Also keep in mind the tides as they come in and out. There are tons of marsh trails that wind back through in to the state park. These are right off of the hiking paths. It was so pretty, but you don't want to be stuck there when the tide is going out! We did a little fishing from our Kayaks in the marshes. We had a couple of hits but no luck! We loved this park and we look forward to going back soon.
Written May 14, 2020
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Dallas, Texas156 contributions
Feb 2020
Close to Savannah yet not in the city. It really has a wilderness feel to it for being a State Park.

The girls in the office were very friendly and knowledgeable. The firewood and ice were very handy and not terribly over priced like some campgrounds. The sites are large but if you are camped in the middle you have zero privacy. The three nights I was there it was totally peaceful. People out walking dogs and riding bikes and enjoying nature. Everyone seemed very happy. I loved the walking trails. My favorite part of the park though were the owls at night. What a fabulous experience! Beautiful place. Love the huge trees and the Spanish Moss. A bit pricey but they do take good care of the place. I would definitely stay there again but I'd rent a site on the outside edge rather than in the middle.
Written February 19, 2020
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Anthony P
Charleston, SC2,263 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Another stunning Georgia State Park - we are from South Carolina - but we find ourselves at your parks all the time. This particular park will likely result in multiple visits. The boardwalk studded trail through the heart of the park is designed for those who love nature. There is also a great visitor center staffed by friendly and knowledgeable rangers, playgrounds, campgrounds, cabins, and multiple campsites with full facilities. This place has a little of everything for everyone - highly recommend!
Written October 15, 2020
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Lisa G
Edgewood, KY243 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
We decided we wanted a change of pace and scenery during a 5-night stay in Savannah. Skidaway Island State Park, about 20 minutes from the historic district, is perfect if you want to enjoy walking trails in peace and quiet. For a $5 entrance fee (per car), this place was awesome! The restroom facilities in the campground area were clean and looked new—we were directed to these facilities from the lady at the entrance booth and given a map. We decided to hike the Sandpiper and Avian Loops, and then to the observation deck. The trails are easy, flat and go over boardwalks in places—well maintained. There were some muddy spots, so hiking boots may be preferred. Being from the mid-west, the scenery was very different and beautiful—from marshland to walking under canopies of trees with the Spanish moss. We went on a Wednesday morning around 10:00a and passed very few people on the trails. There are great views of the marshlands and the river. Despite being the end of December and 60 degrees we still got a few big bites, so definitely bring the bug spray. Sunscreen and water are musts, too. I cannot imagine how the bugs would be in the warmer months! Definitely be prepared to use the restrooms before you set out, or be prepared to pack in/out. The campgrounds looked well maintained too—we would definitely consider staying here in the future for camping or RVing. If you are looking for food afterwards, Sandfly BBQ on Isle of Hope is only 10 minutes away and had delicious food!
Written January 1, 2021
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