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“Lovely Park”

Skidaway Island State Park
Ranked #19 of 213 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.
Spokane, Washington
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74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lovely Park”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Skidaway State Park is really very nice. Exceptionally large pull through sites which are well maintained. Most sites include water, electric and cable, and a few offer a sewer connection as well. It should be noted they were having trouble with their cable so some sites were without access during our stay. Bathrooms are clean, with free showers. Roads are paved. Skidaway is a very short distance from Savannah allowing for easy tourist activities. The hop on-hop off trolley comes to the campground on weekends, with no up-charge for purchasing tickets at the park office. Another nice thing was that there was no reservation charge...a real plus. With senior discount, and the one-time $5 park pass, our stay was just over $26 per night.

Visited November 2013
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Macon, Georgia
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“One of the best GA State Parks”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We camped at Skidaway in a TT for three nights; had originally planned on going down to Pensacola (Fort Pickens), but with the Government Shutdown, had to make some last minute plans. This park was great! Campsites were very large, well shaded, and the bathrooms were very clean. No problems with bugs at this time of year. Lots of things to do in the area...Savannah and Tybee just a short drive away. Some very nice trails for hiking and biking, and the interpretive center was a hit with the kids...saw our first painted bunting in the bird-feeder area! Will definitely bring some kayaks next time to do some exploring the Narrows.

Visited October 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“This Park Is A Jewel”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We have camped in Skidaway in our motorhome for the past week. You have to cross over Moon River, yes that Moon River, to get here. Then you enter through this magnificent stand of Spanish Moss draped Live Oaks. The campsites are large, level, mainly pull-through with two and three way service. The bath houses are tiled and clean with ample hot water and laundry. The staff are helpful. The roads are paved and almost perfectly level beckoning daily bike rides through beautiful foliage. The only negative for us was the lack of WiFi except at the office. We are retired. Families with younger children might find the "attractions" a bit lacking. There are two nature trails. One allows bicycles and leads to an observation platform overlooking a marsh.

The historic district of Savannah is 20 minutes away by way Harry S. Truman Parkway. Three right turns and you have gone from the park entrance to The Cotton Exchange on Factors walk. My wife and I went into Savannah every afternoon of our stay and completed self-guided walking tours. Generally we left "home" at noon and were back home at 4:30 or 5:00. Very civilized and stress free. There is ample car parking in Savannah. This park is a great base of operations for intensively touring Savannah, Bonaventure Cemetery, Tybee Island beach and the Low Country around Savannah.

This park is great value.

Visited November 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“You can have it all at Skidaway!”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Skidaway Island State Park is a RV camper's delight. We have camped here for 11 nights and really don't want to leave. The camp sites are very large, very clean and everything works perfectly. Fire pits are provided at each site and Ecologs and firewood are sold at the office. WiFi is available at the office as well. The park staff is extremely friendly and helpful and available from 8 am to 8 pm.

The scenery is like something out of a movie with the moss hanging from trees and sounds of nature all around. The park is 15-20 minutes from downtown Savannah with two shopping centers close by. A tour bus from Savannah picks up campers at 9 am and returns them at 4 pm on Fridays and Saturdays at no charge other than the regular cost of the tickets.

Skidaway sets the bar very high for state parks. It will be difficult to find another one as good.

Visited October 2013
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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful camp ground, must see”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We loved the fact that you choose your camp site after check in. Since we lived 3 hours away and didn't know what was the best site. The office is open from 8 to 8. Which is nice. We had a large campsite and lots of privacy with trees covered in Moss. The only negative was I called the office to let them know at 7pm there was no hand soap or paper towels and it needed a refill. She told me they were busy but would do it before they left. I have no clue what time it actually ran out. But I do know they never replaced them by 10am the next morning. We had extra in or camper but a lot of people did not wash the handsdue to this. Which made me feel like the place was covered in germs. However this would not prevent me from going again. Hopefully they will understand that when all the sites are full you need to check the comfort stations frequently.

Visited October 2013
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