American Locations 31 – Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah, Georgia

The trip is from New River, West Virginia, to Stinking Creek, Tennessee, by way of Long Key, Florida.

 

Skidaway Island State Park

 

We found a beautiful place to camp outside of Savannah – Skidaway Island State Park.

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We took a short hike.

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We saw this area had taken a hit from the recent hurricane, just not as bad as Hunting Island.

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The bridge over the Skidaway River.

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After resting at our campsite, later that afternoon I took a much longer hike around the park.

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I found these piles of clam shells at several different places.

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I saw more hurricane damage.

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Like most state parks, there was the opportunity for primitive backcountry camping.

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I came across an observation tower.

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It gave a good view from its three-story height.

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I climbed back down and continued my hike.

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There was a tree with impressive roots.

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And a bridge with a natural arch.

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I came across several clam middens that had been piled up by native Americans.

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And the remnants of a still.

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There were also earthworks from the Civil War where canons had been emplaced to defend this approach to Savannah.

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After several miles the trail wound its way back to the campground, where I crashed for the rest of the day.

 

Next Location – Savannah, Georgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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