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 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.

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 ($195–$225) — #3 is dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2); #1 is ADA accessible
• 58 Campsites ($27–$32)
• 2 Backcountry Campsites ($10/person)
• 2 Picnic Shelters ($30)
• Group Shelter (seats 150; $95–$220)
• Pioneer Campground ($50)
• Earthwork Fort
• Civil War Museum & Film ($2–$9)
• Gift Shop
• Boat Ramps, Dock & 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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First Saturday Hike
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
First Saturday Hike of the month on Red Bird Creek Trail. Explore the wetlands and maritime forests with our Naturalist. The hike is about 3.5 miles. Please wear proper hiking attire. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. Dogs are welcome but must be on a 6 ft. leash.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Celebration at the Fort
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Come for a relaxing and entertaining day for the whole family. Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs.  $8 per adult, $5 per youth, under 6 free. 912-727-2339.
Red Bird Creek Guided Hike
Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Guided Hike to the Observation Deck overlooking Red Bird Creek. We will be viewing the creek and its inhabitants. The hike will be 2-3 miles long. Please bring water to stay hydrated. Dogs are welcome but must be on a 6ft leash.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Magnolia Trail Bike Ride
Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 12 PM to 2 PM
Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 12 PM to 2 PM
Come enjoy a bike ride across our salt marsh and around our Magnolia Trail. We will be enjoying a view of a spur of Red Bird Creek and a fresh water slough. Ride will be about 3.5 miles. Please bring water to stay hydrated. Bicycles are limited and riders are encouraged to bring their own.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Little Brown Bat Hike
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Come see the bats leaving their boxes by the hundreds. Involves a short sunset hike on our beautiful causeway. Hike will be about 1.5 miles.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Be mesmerized by our magnificent moon. Join us in viewing the moon from our day use pier. Involves a short .5 mile hike.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Tails On Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 to Monday, Sep 26, 2016 11 AM to 1 AM
Take a hike through Red Bird Creek with our favorite furry pals. The trail will take one to two hours, so bring lots of water for your pet. Purchase a Tails on Trails Membership Card for $15 and take on our new dog-walking quest.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Off Trail Slough Exporation
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 4 PM to 6 PM
We will be exploring one of our fresh water sloughs here at Fort McAllister. Involves 1.5 mile hike. Please wear pants and boots as we will be hiking through tall grasses.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Fort McAllister Cleanup -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Bring your friends and family to lend a helping hand. Your State Parks Day is devoted to improving and rejuvenating the park. From cleaning trails to painting and washing, there's just so much to do. Lunch provided for our volunteers. 912-727-2339.
Flora, Fauna and Fungi
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 4 PM to 6 PM
Learn a thing or two from our Naturalist about various bugs, plants and fungi! Hike about 3 miles through Red Bird Creek. Please bring water to stay hydrated.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Civil War Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 7 PM to 10 PM
See Civil War soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for hot cider and cookies, then prepare yourself for a blast with a cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. Tours will be held every half hour, with the last at 9:30 PM.  $5-$8. 912-727-2339.
Savage Scares at Camp Chiller
Saturday & Sunday 7 PM - 9 PM from Oct 29, 2016 until Oct 30, 2016 
The haunting of Savage Island begins as we decorate and dress in costumes. Decorate your campsites and compete for prizes. Rangers will go site to site giving out candy. Come for a campfire where we will give prizes for best sites and best costumes. Try not to sleep too deep, or the nightmares will come creep! Campers only. 912-727-2339.
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

Fort McAllister State Park