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Location and Hours

Skidaway Island State Park is located near historic Savannah, nestled on Georgia's intracoastal waterway. It offers scenic camping, walking, and bird-watching opportunities.

  • Address: 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411, USA

Operating hours for Skidaway Island State Park can vary depending on the season, so it's best to check the Georgia State Parks website or contact the park for the latest information.

Camping Facilities

The park includes campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs, which come with varying amenities:

  • Electric Hookups: Most sites have electrical service along with water hookups.
  • Sewage Hookups: Some sites offer sewage hookups for RVs.
  • Shower and Restroom Facilities: Modern restrooms and showers are accessible for all campers.
  • Cable TV: Cable hookups at select sites.

It is recommended to book ahead, especially during peak camping seasons and holidays, to ensure availability.

Activities and Amenities

Skidaway offers a range of activities that include:

  • Trails: Over 6 miles of trails for hiking and bird watching, with observation towers providing a better view.
  • Picnicking: Picnic shelters are available and can be reserved for group activities.
  • Nature Programs: Educational programs about the local ecosystem are often available.
  • Playground: There's a playground for children.
  • Geocaching: The park participates in geocaching.
  • Observation Decks and Boardwalks: Offering views of the salt marsh and wildlife.

Wildlife and Environment

The park is in a maritime forest and salt marsh, home to a variety of wildlife including:

  • Birdlife: Egrets, herons, and bald eagles are some of the bird species that can be spotted.
  • Land Animals: Deer, raccoons, and other mammals may be seen within the park boundaries.

Nearby Attractions

  • Historic Savannah: The city is famous for its historic buildings, squares, and museums.
  • Tybee Island: Known for its beaches and the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum.
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument: A historic Civil War fortress and national monument.

Reservation and Contact Information

Reservations can generally be made through the Georgia State Parks reservation system online or by calling the park's reservation line. It's always a good idea to reserve your spot well in advance.

  • Phone: +1 912-598-2300
  • Online Booking: ReserveAmerica website or the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites website.

Important Rules and Regulations

  • Pets: Pets are allowed in the park but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times.
  • Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages are typically prohibited.
  • Firewood: The transportation of firewood is often discouraged due to pest control. Firewood is available for purchase at the park.
  • Quiet Hours: These are usually enforced to ensure a peaceful environment for all campers.

For the latest details and any specific questions, it's best to contact Skidaway Island State Park directly or visit their official website.

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