Crooked River, Camden County

Fog Bank on Crooked River GA Atlantic Salt Marsh Habitat Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Heavy fog dominated the landscape when I arrived at Crooked River, so thick that it was nearly an hour before I was able to get a photograph.

Oak in Fog on Cliffs of Crooked River Surreal Magical Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

The easiest access to the river is via Crooked River State Park, situated on Elliot’s Bluff, near St. Marys.

Atlantic Shell Midden Forest Palmetto Thicket Crooked River GA Camden County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Ancient shell middens characterize many of the forests along the river. Oaks and palmettos are the dominant plants.

crooked river ga camden county photograph copyright brian brown vanishing coastal georgia usa 2014

Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) can be found in abundance in the forest understory in early March. It’s also known as firecracker plant.

Crooked River GA Camden County Atlantic Coastal River Salt Marsh Shell Middens Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Marshy banks are found below the high bluffs.

Crooked River GA Camden County Twisted Branches of Old Tree Bizarre Formation Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Crooked River GA Ancient Cedar Twisted Trunk Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Twisted trunks and branches like the ones seen above are common along Crooked River.

Saw Palmetto Thicket Banks of Crooked River GA Camden County Salt Marshed Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

 

 

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