Crooked River State Park

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Crooked River State Park
1994 Crooked River Sunset (612001088).jpg
Sunset, Crooked River State Park
Crooked River State Park is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Crooked River State Park
TypePublic
LocationNear St. Marys, Georgia
Coordinates30°50′35″N 81°33′29″W / 30.84306°N 81.55806°W / 30.84306; -81.55806Coordinates: 30°50′35″N 81°33′29″W / 30.84306°N 81.55806°W / 30.84306; -81.55806
Area500 acres[1]
Operated byGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteCrooked River

Crooked River State Park is a 500-acre (2.0 km2) Georgia state park located near St. Mary's on the south bank of the Crooked River, providing an excellent coastal setting. The park is dedicated to the preservation of its natural resources and public education. The park is near the ruins of the McIntosh Sugarworks, built around 1825 and used as a starch factory during the American Civil War. It is the closest state park to Cumberland Island National Seashore and it is adjacent to the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.[2]

Facilities[edit]

  • 52 tent/trailer/RV campsites
  • 11 Cottages
  • 4 Picnic Shelters
  • 2 Group Shelters
  • 1 Pioneer Campground
  • Public access boat ramp

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 54. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  2. ^ "Crooked River State Park". State Parks & Historic Sites. 27 October 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2017.