Skidaway Island State Park

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Colubrid Cuisine
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist to get a glimpse into the life of a snake and what they eat. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Native Plant Hike
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow a ranger on a 1-mile hike to see and learn about the native plants that grow in our park and the surrounding area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Fire Without Matches
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn how to start a fire in different ways without the use of matches. We will be trying our hand at various methods. Meet at Picnic Shelter 5. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Birding Hike
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come see all the various bird species that inhabit the island alongside a naturalist on a 2-mile hike on the Sandpiper and Avian Loops. Guests are encouraged to bring their own binoculars, but they are not necessary for a good birding trip! Meet at the Sandpiper trailhead. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tree Identification Hike
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
“What tree is that?” Come and find out. A ranger will point out a variety of trees along the Big Ferry Trail. This hike will be one mile in length. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, October 7, 2022

Unboxing the Box Turtle
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come meet some of our cutest residents, the box turtles, and learn about their habits and amazing characteristics. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Terrapin Show and Tell
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Diamondback terrapins are turtles found in brackish waters along the coast of Georgia. Habitat degradation and harvesting have impacted their population. Guest speakers from the Skidaway Audubon Diamondback Terrapin Rescue project will be bringing hatchlings to show some of the results of their efforts to help the population recover. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Children's Reading Hour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Young children will enjoy getting out for this hour of interactive reading. Listen to nature stories while lending your own creativity to enhance the story. Come share your love of the outdoors while in the outdoors reading about the wonderful wildlife that surrounds us all. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Sunday, October 9, 2022

Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 
Hunter's Moon Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a thrilling night hike to see a full moon from our observation tower. Meet at the Big Ferry trailhead for this 1-mile hike and bring shoes that you are prepared to get dirty. Please call the Visitor Center to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Backyard Birding
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist in our bird watching area at the Interpretive Center. We will identify and talk about the native bird species that visit our park and might also visit your own backyard. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Wonderful Wetlands
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a ranger on a 2-mile hike through the marsh along the Sandpiper and Avian Loop trails to discover how wetlands play a role in protecting our environment. Meet at the trailhead for the Sandpiper Trail. Because the trails can be muddy or wet during high tides, please wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Mushroom Discovery Hike
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Mushrooms are abundant in autumn, so join a naturalist to see how many we can find! Bring your phone or a camera to take a picture of each type of new mushroom we find, so we can see all the variety of forms and colors of mushrooms found here at the park. We will meet at the Big Ferry trailhead for this 3-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Marsh Monster Masquerade
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 11 AM to 6 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Monsters of all ages are invited to Skidaway Island State Park this fall. We will be having a spooky mask decorating contest for children and adults, children’s pumpkin decorating, a dog costume contest, fair-style games, prizes, and more. A Trunk-or-Treat from 4 PM to 6 PM will cap off the evening. Come have a haunting good time in the park! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.