Fort McAllister State Park

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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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

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


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


  31.888583
Fort McAllister State Park

 


Phone
912-727-2339

Civil War Trust Volunteer Day
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Today is devoted to improving and rejuvenating our fortifications. We will be trimming plants, painting, cleaning, and doing other maintenance all around the fort grounds. We will provide lunch for all of our hard working volunteers... 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join us for a hike down Red Bird Creek Trail.  $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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First Saturday Hike with Pets
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join our Naturalist Ranger for a hike on our Red Bird Creek Trail. Bring your pets out for a day and enjoy a hike with a bunch of animals. Take in the vistas of salt marshes and maritime forests. Dress for the weather. Bring water. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
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Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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.
Tidal Creek Kayak Tour
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join us for a guided kayak paddle on tidal Red Bird Creek to a large sandbar called Shark Tooth Island. We will search for sharks teeth and enjoy fun in the sun. Limited Space. Must call the office to reserve a spot.  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Come joins us in the park for an old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt in historic Fort McAllister. Bring your basket and come celebrate Easter with us. For children ages 2-12. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Earth Day Eco Tour Paddle Trip
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Celebrate Earth Day with a paddle through marsh. Learn about our river and the coastal Georgia ecosystem and why it is important to keep it healthy. Register in advance.  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Contacts
Barry Ellis
912-727-2339 

Danny Joseph Brown
912-727-2339  Park Manager, DNR Fort McAllister Historic Park