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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 Gen. 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.

SOLDIER PROGRAMS:  Learn about the American Civil War, soldier life, medicine, infantry, weapons and more from staff historians. Call for times.
 
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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office and Museum Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.



Historic Site Admission:
- $9.00 Adults
- $8.00 Seniors (62+)
- $5.00 Youth (6-17)
- $2.00 Child (under 6)
Group rates available with advance notice.


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 1,725 Acres
    • 7 Cottages ($195-$225) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2) (
    • 65 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$32)
    (Electricity & water are available at all campsites in the campground area.)
    • Backcountry Campsites ($10)
    • 2 Picnic Shelters ($30)
    • Group Shelter (seats 150 - $95 - $220)
    • Pioneer Campground ($50)
    • Earthwork Fort
    • Civil War Museum and Gift Shop ($3.50-$5)
    • Boat Ramps, Dock and Fishing Pier


ACTIVITIES:
    • Civil War Programs -- artillery, flags of the South, infantry or weapons. Call for times.
    • Fort Tours -- self-guided using video, museum and fort guide or call for reservations.
    Fishing Charter Packages and Tours
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Boating
    • Kayak Rental
    • Hiking and Biking – 4.3 miles of trails
    • Bike Rental
    • Picnicking
    GeoCaching
    • Playgrounds
    • Birding - Colonial Coast Birding Trail
    Weddings (park approval required)




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Events
Memorial Day
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day. We will have family activities and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Cannon firings and musket demonstrations hourly.  $8.00 per adult $5.00 for children ages 6-17 $5 parking. 912-272-2339.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Join us as we celebrate National Trails Day with a hike on our 3 mile Redbird Creek Trail. Our Naturalist will talk about the different Eco-systems in the park. Bring insect repellent and water.  $2.00 per person for anyone over 18. Children free with parents. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Let's Get Batty With Sarah
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Learn about our Brown Bat population at the park and why we enjoy having them make their home here with us. After a brief talk , we will walk 1/2 mile to our bat houses and watch as they emerge for a night of insect hunting. Then we will return to the visitors center for a campfire. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, and insect repellent.  $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Fishing In Our Coastal Waters
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Learn about how to fish in our local rivers and around the barrier islands from our experts. You will learn about the regulations and required licenses as well as what equipment you need. Live or artificial bait, how to throw a cast net, and where and when to fish, will all be covered in this informative class. This is perfect for new Georgians.  $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 22, 2015 until Jun 26, 2015 
The theme for this camp is Archaeology and Native Americans of our area. We will have archaeological digs and discover hidden treasures. Work beside professional archaeologist and use their tools to learn just what they do as an archaeologist. We will also explore the Guale Tribe who once made their home right here.  $90.00 per child $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations.  $8.00 per adult and $5.00 per child 6-17 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Story Time With A Ranger
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Join a ranger as she reads stories with a nature theme. Enjoy the books and then stay for some fun at our playgrounds and picnic areas.  No event fee $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for some old fashioned family fun. Civil War era games and prizes.  $8.00 per adult $5.00 per child ages 6-17 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Join us for our biggest clean-up event of the year. We will be pulling weeds, trimming plants, spreading mulch, painting, and doing many other maintenance projects. Bring the family or a club or scout troop. There is something for every age. T-shirts and door prizes provided by Friends of Georgia State Parks.  no fees for volunteering. 912-727-2339.
History Under Our Feet
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Local Archaeologist, Jessie Larson will present a program about archaeology in our area. She will talk about local archaeology finds, how archaeologists know where to dig, and what tools they use. This informative talk and demonstration will be great for adults and older children.  $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Join us for our annual guided tour. See the soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for some hot cider and a cookie. Then prepare yourself for some noise as the cannon is fired over the Ogeechee River. This is one of most popular annual events.  $5-$8. 912-727-2339.
The Haunting of Blackbeards' Island
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Savage Island becomes Blackbeards' Island for the weekend as we decorate and dress like pirates. Decorate your campsite like a pirate ship or camp and compete for prizes for the most original and most frightening campsite. Rangers will go site to site giving out candy. Come for a campfire where we will give prizes for best sites and best costumes. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Festival
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Come and see displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities.Learn more about hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, birding,and much more. Enjoy a craft show, hayride and entertainment too. This will be a great and informative day.  $3.00 per person, under 6 is free. $5 parking. 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 Ga. 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


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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