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About Crooked River State Park
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Access
Drive In
Walk In
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Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Crooked River State Park is located in Georgia
Latitude
30.841 N
Longitude
-81.562 W
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25 Reviews of Crooked River State Park
Beauty and Bugs!

One of the best Georgia State Parks we have camped in. Very well maintained, clean restrooms, friendly and helpful staff, and the peace and quiet we were looking for. The sites are private, very large, and many provide full hookups. The park staff and volunteers were numerous, friendly, and very helpful. The biting sand gnats were at times unbearable and definitely put a damper on our trip. I would highly recommend this park as one to visit but make sure you are prepared with lots of bug repellent.

Nestled in among the big boys!

This campground is geared toward large RVs. Although I am sure you could pitch a tent, we did not see any while there. Each site is a FHU and therefore, the campground is pricier than other state parks ($40 plus a $5 park pass). The driveways are very long, and our small camper van looked lost among all the larger rigs! There are also 11 fully equipped cottages; four of them allow pets. Reasonably priced laundry facilities ($1.25 each for washer and dryer). We were in the section with the new bathhouse – four individual units, each with toilet, sink, and shower. 

Our first night, the noseeums were pretty pesky but the temperature dropped about 20 degrees the second night and voila - they were gone! I imagine they would be relentless in the summer months!

We chose this campground since it was just a 20-minute drive to the ferry to Cumberland Island. Although we did not avail ourselves of these options, fishing and private boats are other activities that can be enjoyed at this park. The day-use area has an outdoor “gym” and mini-golf. You could walk there from the campground, but it is about a mile away.

Great Kayaking/near Cumberland Island Ferry

We came to this park because we were looking (as usual) for a park with paddling, hiking and biking. We were also curious about Cumberland island and wanted to get information on the ferry and if this park could be a good homebase to use. (We knew the ferry to Cumberland Island was not too far away from this park). We were here in March. We were not troubled by the no see-ums but we had a lot of overcast cooler days while we were here. . 🎆The highlights of this park were plentiful- Kayaking with dolphins , beautiful trails, nice views from campsites, adequate hiking, fun destination biking to St Marys, full bait and tackle shop, outdoor fitness center, mini golf.

🥾Hiking- (4 miles of trails) there are 5-6 trails not including golf cart trails and birding trails- .

🚴‍♀️🚵Biking- all the trails and golf cart trails were user friendly with our hybrid bikes. We biked to St. Mary’s to the Cumberland ferry departure site from the campground. 9 miles of the 10 mile trip was on protected sidewalk/multi use type sidewalk. St Mary’s has a bunch of super cute restaurants and souvenir stores and Museums. (Check opening hours of museums before you visit) Nice place to spend a couple of hours.

🛶Water activities-paddling/fishing/swimming. Kayak drop off is a short distance from campground - (too far to manually wheel our kayaks over each day) so we locked them up at the boat ramp area.
📌You are dependent on tides when you are kayaking here - they are pretty strong! The park will supply you with a tide schedule and which direction to Kayak. Good fishing off the shore and floating dock area.

🚍🏕Campground: The gravel campsites were large and spacious. There were full hookups available- even 100AMP but we did not get one. (Choose premium for sewer too) Cell reception with our Verizon hotspots was good. Washer/dryer cost $.75 . There isn’t a playground at the campsite area but there is one on each side just a short walk away. There is also a pioneer campground area for group camping.

🏡 there are also 11 cabins for rent with screen porches, basic amenities to include cable- there are more detailed descriptions are online at ReserveAmerica.

Happy Camping! Pamela and Keith

Centrally Located Park for Many Activites

We made reservations here for the end of January thinking the weather wouldn't be so cold since we were close to Florida…how bad could it be?  Well, record low temps told us how cold!  Good thing we had heat, but outdoor cooking/eating was a challenge.

Other than the weather we LOVED this park.  The campground hosts were AWESOME!  To the point where they even raked the fine gravel into Zen like patterns.  Everything was clean and very well maintained.

Located on the St. Mary River, this park has nice flat trails, good for biking too.  Also plenty of bird watching.

Luckily, the government shut down ended while we were here so the ferries to Cumberland Island started back up.  We spent a day there with a good friend as our guide and hiked over 7 miles.  It was magical and a day I will never forget.

St. Marys is a very cute town with nice shops and good restaurants.  We also enjoyed a day at Fernandina Beach walking on the beach, shopping and enjoying their micro brewery.

Love this campground!

Amazing campground! Very well groomed and sites are very large. Lots of room for the kiddos to play. Bring your bug spray…no see-ums will get you for sure.

Awesome Clean Spacious

Another Great State Park in Georgia, Plenty of Room and Gorgeous Trails and Scenery….

Awesome Clean Spacious

Another Great State Park in Georgia, Plenty of Room and Gorgeous Trails and Scenery….

So Beautiful!

We traveled for July 4th holiday with our two children. We woke up to the most gorgeous views of the Crooked River. The rangers were excellent during the nature education. We truly enjoyed touching and learning about local wildlife. While exploring, we even found a new turtle nest! An easy drive to the beach topped off our fun holiday weekend!

Lots to do

We went in January. It was record low temperatures. It was still fun. I explored the numerous trails. We paddled in the tidal river. The people in the bait shop were very helpful at helping us plan our route with the tide. There are lots of host campers, and they are "Johnny-on-the-spot" with their tasks. Not only is there adventures in the park, there is lots of nearby attractions. Don't miss going to Cumberland Island when you are there.

A Great Park

Crooked River State Park is located near the town of St. Mary’s, Georgia, and very close to interstate 95. The park is very well maintained and the staff was pleasant and informative. The campground is divided into two areas designated as # 1 and # 2, all accessed via one way roads throughout the campgrounds. Area # 1 is treed with tall Georgia pines but no ground vegetation for privacy, beautiful but very open. Camping area # 2 is very private with lots space and vegetation between sites. We stayed at site 58 in area # 2 which is equipped with full hook ups and a long back in site. Since we stayed there the park has included sewer to about half of the sites, all on Camping area #2. The bath houses were very clean and well maintained daily, the laundry facilities were the same. There are some good walking trails throughout the park and an active boat ramp with a small floating pier/dock on the River.

There are numerous shopping areas and restaurants within a few miles of the park. The Cumberland Island National Seashore is also nearby and accessible on by boat but worth the effort to go. The Cumberland Queen docks downtown St. Mary’s and has a schedule for departure and return for day trips, you will need to take everything you need as there are NO items for sale on the island.

This area of SE Georgia is known for its population of sand gnats. They are very active in the mornings and evenings when the humidity and temperatures are high. The locals swear by Soft Sense lotion as a deterrent but you will have to decide for yourself. This is a very nice park from our experience, a hidden gem that is often overlooked.