Skidaway Island is a great place to visit if you are in the Savannah area. The park is on the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Spanish moss hanging from the live oaks gives you a real sense of the deep South. This barrier island is rich in wildlife typically found in a maritime forest and salt marsh such as fiddler crabs, egrets and raccoons. The interpretive center introduces you to the natural diversity of the area and offers a birding station.
You can hike the park on the one-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail or the longer three-mile Big Ferry Trail. Biking is also allowed. Many different activities take place throughout the year including a 5K race and many special events for families.
The park particularly caters to groups. Group programs may focus on outdoor adventure, environmental education or just plain fun. The staff can provide instruction about snakes, insects, birds of prey, fire building and knot tying and even a sensory awareness hike that features the creatures that only come out at night. Your group can even learn how to backpack efficiently and camp comfortably.
There are campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. This is a great place to use as a central location if you want to visit the entire area of coastal Georgia.
The Skidaway Island State Park is just 15 miles southeast of Savannah on the Diamond Causeway.
Visit the Georgia State Parks website for more information.