Fort McAllister State Park

Fort McAllister State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-727-2339

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Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, this scenic park showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads but did not fall until 1864—ending General William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a hot shot furnace, bombproof barracks, palisades and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video and gift shop.
 
Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss and salt marsh, this park is a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating and picnicking. Seven cabins sit on stilts near the marsh, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The shaded campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp, fishing dock and nature trail. A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
No parking fee for guests visiting just the historic site.
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Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Historic Site Admission:

- Adults (18–61): $9.00
- Seniors (62+): $8.00
- Youth (6–17): $5.00
Group rates available with advance notice.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,725 Acres
• 7 Cottages — #3 is dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 58 Campsites
• 2 Backcountry Campsites (1.5 mile hike to sites)
• 2 Picnic Shelters
• Group Shelter (seats 150)
• 2 Pioneer Campgrounds
• Earthwork Fort
• Civil War Museum & Film
• Gift Shop
• Boat Ramps, Dock and Fishing Pier
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• Daily Programs — topics include soldier life, weapons, wildlife, crafts and more
• 2 p.m. Guided Tours
• Civil War Programs
• Self-Guided Fort Tours — guided tours by reservation
• Saltwater Fishing
• Boating
• Kayak, Canoe & Stand-up Paddleboard Rental
• Hiking — 4.3 miles of trails
• Bike Rental
• Picnicking
• Geocaching
• Playgrounds
• Birding — Colonial Coast Birding Trail
• Photography (sitting fee)
Weddings — park approval required
Georgia Battlefields

Nearby Attractions:

Brunswick & The Golden Isles of Georgia
• Historic Downtown Savannah
• Fort Jackson
Fort Morris Historic Site
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Skidaway Island State Park
Wormsloe Historic Site

Saltwater Paddling Trail


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Events
Junior Ranger Camp #2
Monday, Jul 24, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Our second week of Junior Ranger Camp is meant for older rangers, ages 10-12. Junior Rangers will discover Georgia's great history and march through the woods and marshes while they learn about the environment. Lunch not provided. Register at least two weeks in advance.  $100. 912-727-2339.
Morning Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Go on a morning kayak trip with us as we paddle our way to Sharktooth Sandbar.  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soak It In
Magnolia Hike
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Walk with our Naturalist Ranger down our Magnolia Trail, and observe salt marshes, red bird creek, and a fresh water pond. The entire hike will be about 3 miles long. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6ft leash.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We will explore Red Bird Creek Trail, which is 3.1 miles long. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Super Spectacular Sharktooth Island Solar Paddle
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
We will paddle to Shark Tooth Island to enjoy the day with hot dogs and cold drinks while watching the solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured. $75 per person. Space is limited. Call for reservations.  $75 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Hidden GemSoak It In
Park Improvement - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Our biggest volunteer day of the year. Stop by an lend a hand as we spend the day improving the park. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. 912-727-2339.
Address/Directions
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Bryan County


GPS Coordinates:

N 31.888583 | W -081.200883
Located 10 miles east of I-95 on Spur 144 (take I-95 exit #90).


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Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324 View Details


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Fort McAllister State Park