Crooked River State Park

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 a tabby mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War.

Special Story - Volunteers At Your Park

Friends of Crooked River State Park in St. Mary's, Georgia are a powerhouse group who spend much of their time doing projects to preserve and promote Crooked State Park. Averaging 2500 volunteer hours a year, they keep their park in immaculate condition with beautification projects (check out the entrance when you visit), keeping the river and shoreline cleaned and free of debris, and ensuring you and your family have a grand time at Crooked River with plenty of entertainment and events. Currently, they are hosting a...

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Crooked River State Park Volunteer Mailing List

Member support and volunteer efforts are at the core of our mission. Are you interested in learning more about volunteering with us?