Just minutes from the historic city of Savannah, Skidaway Island State Park borders Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway and is a paradise for nature lovers of all ages. This 588-acre park offers a variety of fun activities for guests to enjoy including hiking, birding opportunities, educational programs, camping, and more. The best part? It’s all just a 25-minute drive from the Presidents’ Quarters Inn! The next time you’re in Savannah, set some time aside and spend a day (or two!) at this unique Georgia State Park. Here are some of our favorite things to do there.
Take a Trip to Skidaway Island State Park
1. Traverse the Trails
With 7 miles of scenic nature trails, Skidaway Island State Park is the perfect place to explore. Guests can spend an afternoon hiking or biking through the park, and bicycle rentals are available at the park office. The trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. Keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife like deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, and egrets, and be sure to check out a Skidaway Island trail map before heading out!
2. Go Birding
One of the most popular attractions at Skidaway Island State Park is the Colonial Coast Birding Trail. More than 300 species of birds have been spotted by guests here! The trail features 18 sites where visitors can observe different bird communities in a variety of habitats including salt marshes, old rice fields, woodlands, freshwater wetlands, and more.
3. Sleep Under the Stars
The park is also an ideal destination for camping near Savannah, GA. The scenic campground is nestled under live oaks and Spanish moss and features open-air picnic shelters, restrooms, and laundry facilities. This is the perfect place to split your time with a stay at Presidents’ Quarters Inn; spend a night under the stars, then come stay with us in the heart of Savannah.
Book Your Stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn!
Skidaway Island State Park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and admission into the park is just $5. After you spend the day exploring, come home to our charming Savannah bed and breakfast where you can enjoy some much-needed comfort and luxury! Our gorgeous rooms and suites are the perfect place to rest and restore. Plus, Presidents’ Quarters Inn features all of the amenities you’ll need including a gourmet breakfast each morning, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary evening turndown service. We can’t wait to be a part of your adventures in Savannah! Book your getaway today.