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“Beautiful camp ground, must see”

Skidaway Island State Park
Ranked #21 of 222 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 27 October 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.

1  Thank Tiffany J
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"hiking trails"
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"bath houses"
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"nature center"
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"beautiful campground"
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"great place to camp"
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"great trails"
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"ranger station"
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"pull thru"
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

A really nice park right on the intracoastal 15 minutes from Savannah. I stayed there a week ago but info about camping in a tent was hard to come by online so here goes. They don't take reservations the same day and it costs $29 - $24 for tent camping + $5 daily parking pass. That's with a senior discount! RVs cost $35 ($30 + $5). All the sites have electric hook-up and water and they have washer/dryers in the rest room buildings. They sell firewood, ice and have Wifi at the office. You can also rent bikes. There's a wonderful place to eat nearby, the Omelette House, in the same shopping center as Kroger's groceries - at intersection of Ferguson and Diamond Causeway. Lots of road construction though!

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

My husband and I visited Skidaway Island State Park in the hopes of viewing some birds that are absent or just a little harder to find in Tennessee, and we were not disappointed. The moment we stepped out of the car, we started hearing and seeing interesting birds. We'd already identified several before even leaving the parking lot. The Interpretive Center located nearby provided binoculars and books to help in identification of local species, as well as pictures and painted wood carvings of birds and examples of nests. They had also provided feeders in order to attract the birds. The books are available for purchase at the Park Office. Even though it was late in the year, we were able to see a painted bunting at the feeder, among many, many others. We were given a map when we entered the park that detailed the best trails on which to see birds and what birds might be seen, and we proceeded to take the Sandpiper Trail and the connecting Avian Loop. Many different coastal environments were presented, and almost every step we took, we discovered something new. We saw every bird we came to see, plus some, and I would definitely return just to see them again or perhaps to see the summer and winter birds we missed out on. It was an excellent birding experience all around.

2  Thank hmortensen35
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We visited this park after reading the reviews. The camp grounds are very nice, located in the woods. Lots of shade and lots of space. However, we weren't camping.

We drove around the park and found that a three mile hike was involved to see the attractions. It was too hot and humid to make the trek.

1  Thank Chuck8700
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Visited Savanah recently and was told to visit this park based on recommendation from hotel. It did not disappoint. Very quiet and feels secluded, even though you are about 15 minutes from the downtown historic area. Trails are great; you don't have to be an expert hiker to walk them. Had to leave earlier than we wanted because it was so hot. Make sure to bring lots of water!!!

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