Planning a pet-friendly camping vacation in Georgia? Skidaway Island State Park, a 588-acre park near Savannah, is well worth a visit.
This beautiful park welcomes leashed pets and offers some spectacular natural scenery. Situated next to Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway, Skidaway Island State Park is home to diverse terrain and a wide variety of native wildlife.
Trails within the park lead you through maritime forest and salt marsh, and along the way, you might catch a glimpse of deer, fiddler crabs, and a wide variety of other creatures. Birders in particular will feel right at home thanks to the opportunity to spot several local and migratory species. There are ample bird-watching resources provided in the park's Interpretive Center, while younger visitors to the park will be particularly impressed by the 20-foot giant ground sloth replica and reptile room. If you're keen on some outdoor fun and games, the park also features three playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, and a volleyball court.
When you and your pooch are ready to set up camp for the night, the pet-friendly campground boasts 87 tent, trailer, and RV campsites tucked away amongst live oaks and Spanish moss. Larger groups can enjoy their own space in the park's three pioneer campgrounds. Please note that while there are also three camper cabins provided, these do not allow pets.
If visiting with your pooch, take note that your furry friend will need to be on a leash of six feet or shorter at all times. They must also be kept under control, and you'll need to clean up after your dog whenever necessary. A park entrance fee of $5 applies, while camping fees vary depending on the type of accommodation you select.
Whether you want to relax, go exploring or just enjoy being outside, Skidaway Island State Park offers a little something for everyone. If you ever get the chance to camp here with your canine pal, grab it with both paws.