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#34 of 64 state parks in Georgia

Best trails in Crooked River State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Crooked River State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Located on Georgias Colonial Coast, this park offers cozy facilities in a beautiful setting. Campsites are surrounded by Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the river. The parks nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to this part of Georgia. A nature trail winds through maritime forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other coastal birds. Birding enthusiasts will enjoy the two bird blinds that provide close views of painted buntings, redwing black birds, egrets and other species. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise. Paddlers often see abundant wildlife, such as dolphins and sharks that feed along the rivers edge. During low tide, crabs, snails, fish and other small animals get trapped in tide pools. Guided kayaking trips are occasionally offered by the park. Visitors may venture to the nearby ruins of the tabby McIntosh Sugar Works mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War. Nearby is the ferry and visitor center for famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for wild horses and mansion ruins.

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Map of trails in Crooked River State Park
Park information
500 acres
Park hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
(800) 864-7275
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Top trails (1)
#1 - Crooked River State Park Boardwalk Loop
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Crooked River State Park Boardwalk Loop is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near St. Marys, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used foShow more