Fort McAllister State Park

Fort McAllister State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-727-2339

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill will be closed Friday, January 13th starting at 5 p.m. until Sunday, January 15th at 9 a.m.
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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
No parking fee for guests visiting just the historic site.

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)
• 2 Pioneer Campgrounds ($50)
• Earthwork Fort
• Civil War Museum & Film
• Gift Shop
• Boat Ramps, Dock and 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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Mini Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Spend the day with a ranger learning about the history of Fort McAllister and the nature surrounding the park. Register in advance.  $25. 912-727-2339.
Water Bird Watch
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
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
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.  $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Bike Ride
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
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
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. Classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, customs and exotics are all welcome to attend. Register in advance.  $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
Valentine's Civil War Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 5:30 PM to 9 PM
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.  $100. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
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

Fort McAllister State Park