Crooked River & Jekyll Island

We left Skidaway Island State Park by Savannah GA yesterday and moved south to Crooked River State Park. This is another lovely park with large and level spaces for a reasonable price. We’ll be here for a week.


Crooked River State Park, #57

The campground is on the (you guessed it) Crooked River which leads to the Atlantic Ocean. It’s not on a beach, but on a steep cliff.


Crooked River State Park

However, there is a trail that will bring you to the water level. We got there just as the sun was setting for a nice sunset picture.


Crooked River State Park

Hello big fella! He was about the size of a basketball.



Today, on the way to Jekyll Island, we passed a Georgia Ports Authority deepwater seaport. There were two ships docked here, and lots and lots of new cars and several auto transport vehicles coming and going with and without cars.


Georgia Ports Authority

So tempting to just drive up there!


So Tempting!

Jekyll Island, a barrier Island on the Atlantic Ocean, is a popular tourist destination. It has great beaches frequented by vacationers, bike trails, a Landmark Historic District, and more.

The north end of of the island is slowly eroding away and has left a tree graveyard. Here are a few of the pictures I took:

Included in the Historic District is the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This is where we had our lunch today.


Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Further down the road from the Historic District is the remains of the Horton House, built from tabby in 1742, and one of the oldest surviving buildings in the state of Georgia. The house was occupied by Major William Horton during the British colonial period.


The Horton House Ruins

  • Admission:  free
  • Parking: $6
  • Lodging:  $184.20 (7 days)
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