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.
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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 ($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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Events
Civil War Olympics
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Just like the athletes who show their strength and agility in games of skill, soldiers of the Civil War needed to be strong and agile. Join us for our first Civil War Olympics where kids can test their skills against formidable Confederate opponents.  $8 per adult, $5 per youth. 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.
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.
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.
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