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#15 of 64 state parks in Georgia

Best trails in Skidaway Island State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Skidaway Island 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.
Description

Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgias intracoastal waterway. The park provides camping and picnicking surrounded by Spanish moss-draped live oaks. Trails wind through maritime forest and over salt marsh allowing visitors to watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and migrating birds such as colorful painted buntings. An observation tower provides another chance to watch for wildlife on this barrier island. A giant ground sloth replica, birding station, reptile room, and natural and cultural exhibits are featured in the interpretive center.

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Map of trails in Skidaway Island State Park
Park information
Acreage:
588 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(912) 598-2300
Helpful links
Top trails (4)
#1 - Sandpiper, Avian, and Big Ferry Trails Loop
Skidaway Island State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
There is a $5 parking fee; have exact change or a check.Show more
#2 - Moon River at Downing Piers
Skidaway Island State Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Moon River at Downing Piers is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Savannah, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbShow more
#3 - Sandpiper Trail Loop and Avian Loop
Skidaway Island State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 49 m
Sandpiper Trail Loop and Avian Loop is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Savannah, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#4 - Big Ferry Loop
Skidaway Island State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Note: There is a $5 parking fee; have exact change or a check.Show more