Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah Hike

On a cloudy day, a hike at Skidaway Island State Park [52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411] was a perfect activity. The visitor’s center is great! A replica of a 20-food giant ground sloth mingles with many current examples of wildlife in the area. There are binoculars and reference books, plus restroom facilities here. Don’t forget to check out the turtle enclosure right outside.

skidaway_island_state_park_From there follow the signs leading out to the boardwalk to begin your hike.

skidaway_island_state_park_savannahThere are six miles of trails to explore, we created a loop to see four of them. Along the way we saw a fantastic flora and fauna.

skidaway_island_state_park_savannah_The trails were ever changing in environment, from forest to field to wetlands, always beautiful and well maintained.

skidaway_island_state_parkWe made it out to the observation and got a gorgeous look over the marsh.

skidaway_island_state_park_savannah_1Between the reeds we found tons of tiny periwinkles.

skidaway_island_state_park_savannah_2It was a lovely hike, so many great sights, no elevation gain. The park also has a campground, playgrounds, and volleyball court in addition to hiking. Parking is $5, well worth it for the use of the quiet trails.

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