Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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 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.

 
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Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 31.888583 | W -081.200883

Located 10 miles east of I-95 on Ga. Spur 144 (take I-95 exit #90).

Address
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Bryan County
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Phone
912-727-2339

Morning With A Ranger
Saturdays & Sundays 9 AM - 10 AM – Feb 13, 2016 until Feb 28, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Visitors are encouraged to join our AmeriCorps ranger for a cup of joe and casual conversation. Learn a little bit about the history of our fort and other opportunities that exist at the park. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Ballistic for Bocce
Saturdays & Sundays 10 AM - 12 PM – Feb 13, 2016 until Feb 28, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join the park's AmeriCorps ranger in our day use area for a game of Bocce, the world's oldest game known to mankind. Learn a little bit about the history of the game and play a round with our ranger.  $2 per player $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Valentine's Civil War Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 5 PM to 8 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. Stop buy for a lovely roast dinner for two, under the candlelight of a Civil War site. Includes a tour of the fort, era singing and dancing, and a nighttime cannon firing.  $50. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
Black Powder Safety Officer Training
Monday, Feb 22, 2016 until Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 8 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Bi-Annual Black Powder Safety Officer Training for Interpretive staff members that handle black powder weapons and storage. 912-727-2339.
Cadet Girl Scout night hike
Friday, Feb 26, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
This evening hike will include all the requirements for a Cadet to earn her Night Owl badge. Join our naturalist for an informative and fun hike in the park after dark. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight.  $2.00 per girl $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
McAllister's Secret Freshwater Sloughs
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
There are some things on the park only we rangers know about, but it's time to change that. There are some fantastic freshwater sloughs that dot the maritime forests of Fort McAllister State Historic Park that we consider our own hidden gems...  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Hidden Gem
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 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.  $1 for children 2-4 and $2 for children 5-12 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Civil War Trust Volunteer Day
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 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
Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Learn from our expert rangers about how to attract local wildlife to your garden -- from butterflies to birds, and all the cute critters in-between.  $3 per person, Under 6 free $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Mother's Day Paddle
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Spend some quality time with your mom on Mother's Day by taking her on a paddle trip on Redbird Creek. Mothers accompanying their children will only have to pay half price. Check in at 8:30 AM at front office, launch is at 9:00 AM. Reservations required.  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 28, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years with a commemoration and reenactment. We'll have cannon and musket firings, Civil War-era demonstrations, and lots of family fun. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Help us make one of our biggest goals become a reality. After a morning hike on Redbird Creek trail, we need volunteers to help us work on new trails for the public.  No fees or park pass required for trail work volunteers. Those who would only like to hike will need to pay the $5 park pass. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Camp #1
Weekdays 9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 13, 2016 until Jun 17, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Our first week for Junior Ranger Camp is specialized for younger campers, ages 7-9. Campers will explore natural and cultural history of Georgia. Includes a canoe trip. Lunch not provided. Register at least one month in advance.  $100. 912-727-2339.
Father's Day Weekend Camp-Out and Campfire
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8 AM - 8 PM from Jun 17, 2016 until Jun 19, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Here's a big "thank you" for all the hard work you do as a father. Fathers who bring out their children for tent camping will get a 25% discount on camping fees. Includes a campfire Friday night at 8:00 pm at the campground assembly shelter... $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join us as we celebrate our country‚Äôs birthday and our right to be free. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle and cannon firings! Also join in sack races, egg toss, wheel barrow races and other old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too. You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game!  $5 - $8. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
Junior Ranger Camp #2
Weekdays 9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 11, 2016 until Jul 15, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Our second week of Junior Ranger Camp is meant for older rangers, ages 10-12. Junior Rangers will discover Georgia's great history and march through the woods and marshes while they learn about the environment. The week ends with a canoe trip. Lunch not provided...  $100. 912-727-2339.
Civil War Olympics
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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 
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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... 912-727-2339.
Contacts
Barry Ellis
912-727-2339 

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

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