Coastal Georgia Kayaking Family Camp

Coastal Georgia Kayaking Family Camp

January 2 – 6, 2015

Crooked River State Park

6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558

Paddlers of all ages are welcome on this kayaking adventure that includes freshwater swamp and saltmarsh, plus four nights of camping and meals. Join park rangers to explore Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp, Crooked River State Park, Sapelo Island and the Reynolds Mansion. Some paddling experience is helpful but not required. Register in advance by calling 912-882-5256.

$649 per adult and $549 per child (12 and younger) includes camping fees, kayak rental, meals and guides.

912-882-5256

http://gastateparks.org/CrookedRiver

Detailed Schedule:

Friday, January 2, 2015
Please have lunch before you arrive or bring a sack lunch for the trip.
11:30 a.m. – Meet at Crooked River State Park and load up gear.
2:00 p.m. – Arrive at Stephen C. Foster State Park
3:00 p.m. – Kayak around the swamp with the final destination of Mixon’s Hammock
6:30 p.m. – Dinner: Cook in the swamp
8:30 p.m. – Astronomy Program
Spend the night at Mixon’s Hammock in the Okefenokee Swamp

Saturday, January 3, 2015
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Kayak back to Stephen C. Foster State Park
12:00 p.m. – Lunch: Picnic at Stephen C. Foster State Park
1:00 p.m. – Load up vans to head to Crooked River
3:30 p.m. – Arrive at Crooked River and set up camp
6:00 p.m. – Dinner: BBQ
8:30 p.m. – Night Hike at Crooked River State Park
Spend the night at Crooked River State Park

Sunday, January 4, 2015
6:30 a.m. – Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – Sunrise paddle on Crooked River
12:30 p.m. – Lunch: Picnic at Crooked River State Park
2:30 a.m. – Woodstork and wading bird rookery tour
6:30 p.m. – Dinner: Hot dogs
7:30 p.m. – Campfire Program
Spend the night at Crooked River State Park

Monday, January 5, 2015
6:00 a.m. – Breakfast and pack up gear for drive to Sapelo Island
8:00 a.m. – Ferry ride to Sapelo Island
10:30 a.m. – Kayak Sapelo Island from Post Office Creek to Lighthouse Creek
Lunch: box lunches on the water
2:00 p.m. – Set up camp and relax
7:00 p.m. – Dinner: Low-Country Boil
8:30 p.m. – Walk on beach
Spend the night at Cabretta Campground on Sapelo Island

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
7:00 a.m. – Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – Free time to explore the beach
10:30 a.m. – Tour of the Island and Reynolds Mansion
2:00 p.m. – Ferry ride back to Meridian
3:00 p.m. – Van ride back to Crooked River State Park
5:00 p.m. – Unload gear and participants depart

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