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Crooked River State Park

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Crooked River State ParkCrooked River State Park is a 500 acre Georgia state park located near St. Mary's on the south bank of the Crooked River, providing an excellent coastal setting.  In addition to a boat ramp, the park is near the ruins of the "McIntosh Sugar Works", built around 1825 and used as a starch factory during the American Civil War.  It is the closest state park to the Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys , GA 31558

Park Phone: (912) 882-5256

Located on southern tip of Georgia�s Colonial Coast, this park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest. Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise. Just down the road is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for secluded beaches and wild horses.

The park�s nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds. A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia. 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:

  • 500 Acres
  • 11 Cottages ($125-$150) -- #10 and #11 are dog friendly ($40 per dog, max 2)
  • 62 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
  • Pioneer Campground ($35)
  • 5 Picnic Shelters ($40)
  • Group Shelter (seats 80, $130)
  • Boat Ramp and Dock
  • Nature Center

THINGS TO DO & SEE:

  • Saltwater Fishing
  • Boating and Kayaking - outfitter nearby, Park Paddlers Club
  • Hiking - 4 miles of trails
  • Birding - Colonial Coast Birding Trail, two bird blinds
  • Miniature Golf ($4)
  • GeoCaching
  • Playgrounds
  • Daytrip to Cumberland Island National Seashore

Located 7 miles north of St. Mary's on Ga. Spur 40 or 8 miles east of I-95 exit 3.


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