Date of Stay: Wednesday October 1 - Sunday October 5, 2014 (4 nights)
Rate: $24/ night (Friends of GA State Parks discount)
Website: Skidaway Island State Park (GA)
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
Description: Located near historic Savannah, this park has paved roadways with gravel/dirt sites amongst Spanish moss draped live oaks. No sat tv reception but local channels were good enough. We met up with Tricia and Dan who were on site 35 (FHU). We chose site 37 (W/E 50amp). Some sites are 30A instead. Good park to ride the bike, jog or hike the trails by the salt marsh. The Interpretive Center has several exhibits and features a giant ground sloth replica along with a nice birding station outside the back door.
Activities: We joined up with Tricia and Dan on our way to Cedar Key for the winter. We actually shortened our Fall travels due to Gin’s knee and they shortened their travels since Dan broke his glasses. This is a nice park to ride bicycles and the neighboring development, The Landings, has an extra wide sidewalk to bike. Historic Savannah was preparing for a Fall Festival of some sort along the riverfront. The old section of town is beautiful with its many town squares and old live oaks covered with flowing Spanish moss. River Street is cobblestone and has several blocks of old refurbished buildings. We all enjoyed visiting the Interpretive Center in the campground and sat out back at the birding station for quite some time.
Trash and Recycle: Dumpster near the dump station in the center of the cg. Recycle bins at that location also.
Site 37 D&T on site 35
Biking in the park and The Landings neighborhood
One of Savannah’s Town Squares Emmet Park near the riverfront
Nice streets in downtown Savannah
Cobblestone alley near River Street Another pretty side street
River Street in Savannah
Old buildings on River Street Tour boats on the Savannah River
Savannah Convention Center across the river Active port beyond the Talmadge Memorial Bridge
Mural exhibit and giant ground sloth replica at the Interpretive Center
Male painted bunting and Female painted bunting at the birding station