Just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah lies a 600-acre site where you and your pup can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Georgia outdoors. Bordering a part of the Intracoastal Waterway known as Skidaway narrows, Skidaway Island State Park is a puptastic, must-visit location that will certainly get four paws up from Fido!
Spend a couple of days in nature and set up camp in the park's picturesque campground, where you and Fido can relax under the shade of magnificent live oaks and Spanish moss. The campground features nearly 90 tent, trailer, and RV campsites with electrical, water, and cable hookups. There are a few camper cabins on-site as well, but four-legged guests are not allowed in these units. Each campsite is equipped with a fire ring, allowing you to cook up your favorite camping meals and share them with your furry pal. Restrooms with hot showers and coin-operated washers and dryers are also available.
Adventurous doggos will be pleased to know that Skidaway Island State Park is home to 6 miles of trails that meander among salt marsh and maritime forest. The park's most popular trail, the 1-mile Sandpiper Trail Loop, will have you and Fido traversing island hammocks, salt flats, and tidal creeks. Pawse by the alphabetized posts and signs to learn about fiddler crabs, pine beetles, and other unique resources along the way. If your pooch has a lot of energy to burn off, check out the 3-mile Big Ferry Trail, too. On this route, you and your dog will come across freshwater and saltwater sloughs, alligator ponds, and shell middens made of discarded oyster shells.
Wherever you are in the park, be sure to keep your four-legged companion on a leash at all times. Take doggie waste bags, water, snacks, and a map when you go hiking—don't count on your cell phone's GPS to work in the wilderness.
Discover the natural beauty of Chatham County with Fido at Skidaway Island State Park!