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“Inexpensive, quiet place to spend a day!”

Skidaway Island State Park
Ranked #22 of 220 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

For a $5 parking fee, you can explore this lovely island park. It's a peaceful retreat not too far from the faster pace of Savannah. There were bike rentals, but we decided to enjoy the park on foot. Since it was a warm, sunny day, we did not spend much time in the interpretive center. That will be a rainy day activity. We did not stay in the park campground, but it looked like a nice place to spend a few days or longer.

Georgia has a great Smartphone app that gives you lots of searching options. I like being able to find nearby parks with it.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Recommended by an old college friend, this place was a hit. Loved walking the trail, and taking photos of the Blue Heron, and Egrets posing on their post.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We didn't stay at the Park (camping)....but we stopped into the Park and ended up using it as a launching site for our bike ride on Skidaway Island. The ranger was very helpful, suggested a few ride locations and for $5 is was a safe and secure location for your vehicle. We did ride through the park and it looked to be 50% occupied....nice grounds.

1  Thank RangeleyCruiser
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The park is well maintained, clean and there is only a minor $5/car fee to park your car for a nice hike in the woods (no cost to drive and look). Pick up a map of the park and trials at the ranger station (where you get your parking pass). Make sure you ask about the tides because, after all it is very close to sea level and the marshes and wetlands get just that... wet. If you go during high tide, I wold recommend boots in lieu on tennis shoes for some parts of the park. All the trails are very well marked and easy to follow. I would consider the trials an leisurely stroll in the woods, but they are not paved, so keep that in mind if you have someone in your party with a wheelchair. Numbered 4x4 posts (about 18 to 20 inches tall) mark specific plant life and historical items of note. You can pick up the legend at the ranger station which identifies the particular plants along with its significance and the different historical points of interest along the trial. The park closes at dark, so plan your hike accordingly but unless you simply loose track of time, this shouldn't be an issue as the longest trails are no more than 3 miles or so. It is an easy hike in some beautiful woods where we got luck were able to watch a deer for a few minutes as it walked through the woods about 25 yard off the trail. There is also a boardwalk and observation tower built out on the marsh which give you a great view of the surrounding wet lands. If you have a few hours, and are up for a scenic walk in the woods, this is just the ticket. Great activity for couples and families with children of just about any age.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Not many water views available and houses built very close to the property on the right side and visible from trails. Less than awesome with no water available (out for a while).

1  Thank Thomas E
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