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.

Native Plants & Pollinators


Join Friends of Crooked River and find out how to attractive native pollinators to your own backyard! Butterflies, birds and other pollinators are key to healthy habitats and planting native plants can enhance your local ecosystem. Spring blooming natives will beautify your yard and support the natural ecosystem of insect pollinators. 

May 6, 2017, come to the Nature Center at Crooked River State Park at 1:00pm for a presentation of coastal native plants and their pollinators, viewing the park pollinator garden...

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