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The two RV Gypsies at
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411 (Chatham County)
April 13, 2021

USA map showing location of GeorgiaGeorgia map showing location of Skidaway Island

General Information: Located near historic Savannah, this 588 acre park which is 8 miles long and 3 miles wide, borders Skidaway Narrows, a part of Georgia's intracoastal waterway. The barrier islands (Tybee, Wassaw,  and Ossabaw) protect it from the open ocean. Trails wind through maritime forest and past a salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. There is also a campground on the island, but call for reservations to be sure it isn't full. Tours are available. There is a $5 parking fee per car. Annual passes are available. Bicycles can be rented at $6 per hour. Contact the park, NOT the two RV Gypsies for further information.

Skidaway Island State Park sign a bird

Below: A beautiful entry road lined with amazing trees.

A beautiful entry road lined with amazing trees A beautiful entry road lined with amazing trees

The origin of Skidaway Island has never been authoritatively established. It may have been a Native American word, or it could have been named for a town in England on the Chatham River called Skedway. 50,000 years ago Skidaway and its protective islands did not exist. About 40,000 years ago, the water level dropped and sands deposited by the ocean began forming the land. It became the home to the mastodon, mammoth, and the giant ground sloth which all became extinct when man became the chief predator.

Above quote from information brochure obtained at the visitor center.

Skidaway Island Visitor Center

Below: The two RV Gypsies walked on a 1-mile loop trail. The Sandpiper Nature Trail connects with another 1-mile loop trail, which the two RV Gypsies did not take because the scenery was probably the same.

Sandpiper Nature Trail sign Sandpiper Nature Trail
salt marsh and water salt marsh
sign about bats sign about animal tracks
sign about crabs

Below: A "living Shoreline" is a man-made structure in a coastal area that is created to control erosion, provide habitat for shellfish populations, and provide habitat enrichment for marsh-dwelling organisms.

a living Shoreline a living Shoreline
tree roots Lee Duquette
Lee Duquette having fun

Below: The tree-lined road exiting the park

live oak trees

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