Crooked River State Park has become one of our favorite places to visit. We have stayed there 3 times on the same campsite, which is full hook-up. My husband has family in that area and we love catching up with them, but even if he didn’t have family there, we would love this area regardless.
The campground is clean, quiet and relaxing. It has a boat ramp where you can put your boat or kayak in to enjoy some river time; either fishing or just looking at the sites. There are hiking trails to follow to enjoy some fresh air and some wildlife. There is an open area in the middle of most of the campsites where the kids play. While it is quiet most of the time, I truly enjoy hearing and watching the kids play their games in that open area.
One thing we love about this park is that we make day trips to various surrounding areas. Cumberland Island is a very interesting place to visit with it’s ruins and wild horses on the beach. Jekyll Island has beautiful beaches, but it’s most famous for Driftwood Beach. St. Simons offers variety of shops and restaurants. I think a couple of the restaurants have been on the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives television show. The water front is a absolutely beautiful at St. Marys. We have even traveled to the Okefenokee Swamp and have taken a very interesting boat ride through the swamp to see some alligators.
We have made Crooked River State Park our “go-to” place. It’s our place to slow down, smell the coffee, and reset our minds.