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Skidaway Island State Park
Skidaway Island State Park Reflections of a Tree © Julie Paney
One of the many small ponds.
Skidaway Island State Park Skidaway Pathay © Julie Paney
One of the main walkways on the 2nd main walking path at Skidaway Island State Park.
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52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, Georgia   31411

Phone: 912-598-2300
Reservations: 800-864-7275
Located near historic Savannah, this barrier island has both salt and fresh water due to estuaries and marshes that flow through the area. The park borders Skidaway Narrows, a part of the intracoastal waterway, and provides scenic camping and picnicking areas. Two nature trails wind through marshes, live oaks, cabbage-palmettos and longleaf pines, allowing visitors to watch for deer, raccoon, shore birds and rare migrating birds such as the Painted Bunting. Observation towers provide another chance for visitors to search for wildlife on this beautiful island. A giant ground sloth replica, birding station, nature exhibits and reptile room are featured in the park's nature center.
Enjoy fishing in lagoons and salt marshes, home to species like red drum, flounder, trout and catfish. A variety of freshwater fish can be caught from the park's pier or rented boats. Fishing gear is available for rent on-site. Anglers must have a valid Georgia fishing license.

1. Skidaway Island State Park offers numerous picnic spots with scenic views.
2. Picnic shelters are available for rent, ideal for group outings.
3. Enjoy picnicking under the park's majestic live oaks and pine trees.
4. There are grills provided at various locations throughout the park for barbecuing during your picnic outing.
5. The open grassy areas provide perfect spaces to lay out a blanket and enjoy an outdoor meal or snack.

Cycling enthusiasts can enjoy six miles of trails, suitable for all skill levels. Helmets are recommended.

The park offers bike rentals if you don't have your own equipment.

Be aware that some paths may be shared with pedestrians and wildlife; exercise caution while biking.

Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marshes, offering beautiful views but also potential hazards like roots or wet areas.

Remember to stay hydrated during hot weather as shade is limited on certain parts of the trail system.

Night cycling is not permitted in order to protect local fauna - plan accordingly.

Always follow posted signs regarding speed limits and right-of-way rules when encountering other visitors on the trails.
The park offers a variety of birding opportunities with its diverse habitats attracting numerous species. There are six miles of trails, including the Big Ferry Trail which is part of Georgia's Colonial Coast Birding Trail. The Sandpiper and Avian Loop Trails also provide excellent viewing spots for birds like warblers, woodpeckers and owls. A three-story observation tower gives panoramic views over salt marshes where wading birds can be spotted.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 8 Absolutely beautiful park
park review stars; one to five We loved this park! The sites are huge and even though the park was full it never felt that way at all! We spent a lot of time on the trails and at the nature center. John that works there took an increadible amount of time with my children explaining all the animals and reptiles and letting them see each one! They wanted to go and visit the snakes there everyday of our stay. I would highly recommend this park to anyone looking to camp in Savannah.
June 10 Beautiful Explination of park by William Lonon
park review stars; one to five This is very wonderful and anice place to visit. I would like to visit this park someday.
May 27 Great Picture of Great Park by Lsc
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Located 15 miles southeast of Savannah on Diamond Causeway.

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