As part of Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway, Skidaway Island State Park is nearly 600 acres of maritime forest, tidal creeks, and salt marshes nestled between the Skidaway River and the housing developments of The Landing. The park’s main draw is its lush coastal woods of live oaks, red cedars, and pines dripping with Spanish moss, which, in turn, is home for a variety of wildlife, including deer, raccoons and a variety of shorebirds. Many of the park’s flora and fauna can be seen on a network of 6 miles of walking trails and boardwalks. Some trails are ADA accessible, and some are also open to cyclists. For your best chance at spying a resident alligator, go for a stroll on the 2-mile Big Ferry Trail.
Visitors to Skidaway Island State Park, just a 10-mile drive southeast of Savannah, have access to nearly 90 tent and RV campsites, in addition to 3 camper cabins and 3 group campsites. All sites offer electrical hookups, and some are ADA accessible. Campground amenities include restrooms with showers, bike rentals, picnic areas, two playgrounds, laundry facilities, and an interpretive center. There is also an amphitheater that hosts seasonal interpretive programs. A hiking trail from the campground leads to an observation tower that overlooks the Skidaway Narrows, where you can scan for egrets and osprey. If you’re lucky, you might spot dolphins swimming up the waterway. Campsite rates range from $40–$49/night; cabins range from $42–$140/night.
The campground is beautiful and well-maintained. The area is convenient to downtown Savannah and not too far from Tybee Island. There are some easy nature trails we really enjoyed. This is where we will stay in the future when visiting Savannah!
We had a great site a pull thru facing the woods. Site # 75 it had water and electric hook up, cable, picnic table, cement pad and a fire pit. There are some full hook up sites in the park if you want full hook up. Great place to stay!
We could walk to several hikes in the park from our site. The ferry trail goes along the water and Sandpiper trail it was nice had a picnic table, a bench and beautiful driftwood.
We hiked the Ferry trail too this was awesome. There are several old stills back there it was a moonshiners paradise. There were old oyster shells along the way where the native Americans lived way back when. There is an observation tower at the river/salt marsh the trail along the water is nice and has some history markers.
We put the kayak in across the HWY from the park and kayaked back towards the park. Do watch the tides when it goes out you could be hi and dry.
Tybee Island is close by we spent an afternoon there during the Pirate Fest in October.
We went to Fort Pulaski it is worth going to see. If you walk the outside wall you can still see mortar in the bricks. There’s cannons, and neat things to see there.
We loved this campground and would return.
We stayed at Skidaway Island State Park for 4 nights in May. Even thought the park was full (Memorial Day weekend), it never felt crowded. The spaces are very large and spread out. Many of the campsites have gorgeous Live Oak trees covered in Spanish Moss. The center sites in the campground are pull through with full hookups. The majority are some mix of pull through or back in with water / electric. There are a handful of nature trails that are easily accessible from the campground. The campground is also a short drive from Savannah, so it’s a great base camp for exploring northeastern Georgia.
Got this place because Tybee was shut down due to corona. However became one of our favorite places we have visited. Big sites and some are full hook up. Great trails to venture down only down side is nowhere to swim.
Big sites with lots of trees and privacy. Well maintained campground that is convenient to Savannah and other sightseeing spots. Lots of great hiking within walking distance of the campsite.
We stayed here for one night. It was nice and quiet but pretty expensive for a state park.
Campsites: Large sites that were graveled and level. We did not have sewer but there were premium sites that did. The ease of access to trails and the beauty of this park make it a favorite with most people. However, we are always disappointed when we come here that there is all this water around us and no way to access it easily from the campground. (That 1/4 mile from Park entrance to boat ramp is about 2 miles from the campground). Don’t worry- our disappointment does not impact the rating on this 5 star park. There are also 3 cabins and a pioneer group camp site.
Random points but all good !
- Scary biking outside park (no shoulder) but with a mountain or hybrid bike you can ride on grassy shoulder pretty comfortably to some interesting areas—> boat launch at first bridge, fishing pier at second bridge, museum 1/2 mile past second bridge…..
- You have to sign up for trolley pickup and bus pick up by 6 pm the day before at park office to get transportation to downtown Savannah on Fridays and Saturdays
- No easy kayak access unless you have a way to drive 1.5 miles to public boat launch (even though campground is surrounded by water). We don’t bring a tow vehicle- and locking up the kayaks at the public boat ramp was NOT a safe choice. (We stop at boat ramp to kayak before we check in to the park and as we depart.)
- Easy golf cart/bike path to Publix and cute bar
- Nice campground store
- Nice book exchange
- Sprint WiFi was decent
- 7 miles of Super nice hiking trails
- RV parking available at visitor center downtown Savannah - daily fee 8-6:30 pm $20 no longer allows overnight . Our 34 foot RV was pushing the size limit and had the lot been full we would not have been able to pull out . (Used to have overnight rv parking but inconsiderate people ruined that)
- We heard boondocking spaces at convention center were available overnight for a small fee and you can take ferry across river to historic savannah. (Couldn’t find a lot of credible sources to confirm this but we are going to attempt it on next trip.
- Not gonna bore you with more pictures of Savannah- worth a day trip!
This was an exceptional park! So well-maintained throughout. The trees are beautiful and the sites are spacious. Hot showers. Close to Savannah and Tybee Island. Verizon worked well. Good hiking trails. We will return!
Suggestions: Have quarters available in office for washer/dryer. One more dump station might be good. Found standing water around dump station.
This state park is close to a lot of things to do. Very close to Wormslow Historic Site and Savannah. The campground is really nice with large trees and lots of hanging moss. We were in site 61 that was very deep and secluded with our picnic table set back from the road. We had to park our camper crooked because of a tree and roots. The bath house was nice and clean. However the heat was broken on the hand blower in the women's side.
There are sites with full hook ups. There are also nice trails with one that leads to an observation deck. Also have bike rentals.
Campground Review: Skidaway Island State Park is a great campground. There is not a bad site on the grounds. It appeared that all sites are pull-through sites, and there is plenty of space, with greenery, between each site. The comfort station is well-kept, although there was a sewer smell. That is most-likely unavoidable due to the soil type. It was not as unbearable as it may be in the summertime. Gratefully, the bathhouse is heated. We camped during record low temperatures for the area and time of year.(https://gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland) The hiking trails are well-kept, and easy. One trail is very short for those who want to do some nature-watching, but struggle on long hikes. This trail takes you to a boardwalk, and observation tower in the tidal marsh. We were fortunate to get there as the tide was rolling in. This area is rich and diverse in flora and fauna. Wormsloe State Historical site is just around the corner. The staff and volunteers do a fabulous job at submersing visitors in the history of the area.(https://gastateparks.org/Wormsloe) You can’t visit here without exploring eclectic Savannah. If you want fresh seafood for your camp meal, I highly recommend Dubberly’s Seafood.(https://www.facebook.com/DubberlySeafood/) Product Review: As a Ranger for The Dyrt, the Stream2Sea Conscious Camper Kit surprised me with the effectiveness and quality. I work on a floating classroom for Chattahoochee RiverKeeper. I do“Protect What I Love”. I chose this company based on the name, alone, then was impressed to see that they are co-protectors and educators of our precious water resources. I found the sunscreen to be a little heavy on my sensitive skin, but it did not break me out, and it did protect. The Relief Gel works amazingly well, with only a dab. I have itching spells, and this gave me relief. I, also, used it on a bug bite, and it relieved it. The Shampoo& Bodywash smells terrific! I am allergic to fragrance, and this is natural fragrance. It has a tangerine smell. The only problem is that the aroma fades after it is rinsed out, which happens with natural aromas. It leaves my hair feeling fabulous and is not as fly-away as other products leave my hair. I don’t even need the Leave-In Conditioner that is equally as good.(https://stream2sea.com/product/conscious-camper-kit/)