Skidaway Island State Park is a great place to visit. The intertwined trees are covered with Spanish moss. The campsites are very spacious and clean. State Parks are really my favorite places to stay because their campsites are not on top of each other. You have your own space to cook and kick back. This little getaway took place in February 2021.
We love Savannah and Tybee Island, so staying on the outskirts of Savannah at this state park was perfect. We got up our first morning and took a trip to Tybee to have breakfast at the Sunrise Restaurant. Their breakfast buffet is off the chain. Although it was extremely cold and windy, we made our way to the beach just to say we saw the beach.
Of course, we had to take an afternoon on the River Walk in Savannah. The views of the water, the massive bridge, and the huge cargo ships are always intriguing. We love walking through the various shops and the open market area. There many choices of restaurants and we can never leave without a visit to the candy shop. Savannah is beautiful and full of history. We like to visit at least once every other year. If you make it to Savannah, you should definitely go on a haunted walking tour (at night).
At Skidaway, we enjoyed a walking trail. On the trail we chose, we were able to look out over the marsh lands in a look out tower. We actually saw a bald eagle in a distance here. The trail led us through an area labeled “Earthworks”. This area was built during the Civil War to help guard against those coming through the back rivers. Being such a remote island, moonshiners used this area to make liquor. One of the exhibits on this trail was an old liquor still. Being found by a police raid, there were axe markings on the barrel. Overall, this was a very easy relaxing hike.
I hope that some of our pictures will encourage you to get out and visit this historical city. If you camp, know that Skidaway Island State Park is the perfect campground in that it is off the beaten path, but close enough to enjoy the beach, the history of Savannah, and the natural beauty of the Georgia coast.