Skidaway Island State Park - (see Map)
15 Miles 0.4 Hrs
Drive via Harry S Truman Pkwy/Truman Pkwy and
GA-204 Spur East
Skidaway Island State Park is a 20 minute drive, 15 miles, from Historic Savannah. Skidaway Island State Park borders Skidaway Narrows, a part of the Intracoastal Waterway and provides scenic camping, picnicking and hiking opportunities The trails wind through maritime forest, a mix of live oaks, cabbage palmettos, southern red cedar and pines, over salt marshes and tidal creeks out to views of the Intracoastal Waterway. There is a boardwalk and observation tower where visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and other wildlife.
The campground is nestled in a wooded area mostly shaded with a mix of hardwoods and pines. The park’s new camper cabins offer screened porches, air conditioning, a bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids’ sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, towels, dishes and cooking utensils. Outside, visitors will find a picnic table, grill and fire ring. There are also open-air picnic shelters and an enclosed group shelter.
Skidaway offers great access to the water with a boat ramp only a ¼ mile from the park. There are 7 miles of trails for biking and hiking. If you don't have a bike you can rent a bicycle at the park office.
Visit the Park’s Interpretive Nature Center that houses a giant ground sloth exhibit, birding station, reptile room, and other natural and cultural displays. Programs for all ages are offered year round.
Most campsites are pull through with power, water, and cable hook ups. Located in the campground are 3 Comfort Stations with restrooms, showers and laundry facilities, central dump station, trash and recycling station.
The Park is 15 miles from downtown historic Savannah and 25 miles from the beaches of Tybee Island.