St. Simons Island, Georgia: Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island

Eerie faces carved into oak trees to represent sailors who drowned on ships made from St. Simons trees.
Address:
Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA
Directions:
Several places around island, visitor center provides free map: Village Oaks off Ocean Blvd, the corner of Demere Rd and Skylane Drive; Demere Rd at the north end of the airport; Mallory St. next to Murphy's Tavern; at Redfern Village, 3305 Frederica Rd; and a cluster on the south side of Kings Way between Park Ave. and Mallory St.
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Mermaid tree.

Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island

There is a new mermaid spirit near the visitor center.

[Laine, 10/20/2016]

Tree spirit.

Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island

New development is well under way and most lots contain a home now. It was fun to search out the "spirits" but felt a little strange creepin' around the neighborhood. I'm not sure how many "spirits" are there to find, but we only saw two.

[Drumbabe, 07/31/2013]

Tree spirit.

Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island

Map correction! Coming onto island on Kings Way make first right turn AFTER Fairway Drive. Park Loop is no longer there! Large group of the Tree Spirits are in an undeveloped development called Village Oaks.

[Mavis & Jeff, 10/28/2011]

Tree Spirits.

St. Simons Island Tree Spirits

I'm Keith Jennings and I carved the Tree Spirits. Here is a map of the St. Simons Island Tree Spirits showing the location of each. There is also a Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island Facebook page.

[Keith Jennings, 05/14/2010]

Tree Spirits.

Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island

Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island are eerie faces carved into oak trees by sculptor Keith Jennings. They are meant to represent sailors who drowned on ships made from St. Simons trees. People travel here just to see those things. They're all over the island.

[Tavia Harrison, 04/23/2005]

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