Fort McAllister State Park

HURRICANE DAMAGE NOTICE: Portions of the park are now open. The day-use area, some trails, the fort boardwalk and Ogeechee River fishing pier are still closed. The backcountry primitive sites remain closed and will not take reservations until June 1, 2017. 
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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

Water Bird Watch
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Hike down our causeway to view different species of water birds as they forage for food along Red Bird Creek.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soak It In
Fort Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Test your knowledge on the history of Fort McAllister. Find the answers to all our scavenger hunt questions using your cell phone or camera. Prizes awarded.  $2. 912-727-2339.
Bike Ride
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Friday, Feb 3, 2017 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Come out and join our Naturalist Ranger for a bike ride. We will be riding across our beautiful salt marsh and Magnolia Trail. Bike rental included however we have a limited quantity.  $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Rides and Rebels Car Show
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Connoisseurs of classic cars are encouraged to show off their amazing autos for both the public as well as other automobile enthusiasts. Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, and cannon and rifle firings...  $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
Valentine's Civil War Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
This is the perfect chance for history lovers to get together for an evening full of fun and great food. The night includes a candlelit roast dinner for two, tour of the fort, period singing and dancing, and a nighttime cannon firing.  $100. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
Contacts
Barry Ellis
912-727-2339 

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