Crooked River

Explore the Intracoastal Waterway and maritime forest at Crooked River State Park. Located on the southern tip of Georgia, this park’s nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh. Hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds. Anglers can stop by the bait and tackle shop before taking to the waters from the boat ramp. Campsites, cottages and picnic tables are available.

After a day of hiking or boating families can enjoy a round of miniature golf or explore the nature center, which features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia. Visitors can also venture to the nearby ruins of a tabby mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War. Just down the road is the ferry to the popular Cumberland Island National Seashore.

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HOURS: Park hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

ADMISSION: $5 Daily ParkPass. You can also all buy an annual pass for $50.

PHONE: 912-882-5256

ADDRESS: 6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway, St. Marys, GA 31558


  • Camping
  • Paddling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Miniature Golf
  • Geocaching

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