Fort McAllister State Park

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

HURRICANE DAMAGE NOTICE: The Ogeechee River fishing pier and one backcountry campsite are closed.
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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.
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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 — #3 is dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 58 Campsites
• 2 Backcountry Campsites
• 2 Picnic Shelters
• Group Shelter (seats 150)
• 2 Pioneer Campgrounds
• 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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Events
Magnolia Trail Hike
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
This is a very easy and slow-paced hike. Good for beginner hikers or families. We will talk about the trees along the trail and about the marsh system. Wear sturdy shoes. No reservation needed.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Civil War Games
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Play games like a civil war troop and pass the time with these fun games. Enjoy some time with the family and with your park family as well.  $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Civil War Trust Volunteer Day
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
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. Come show your dedication to keeping history alive by lending a helping hand. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Join us for a hike down Red Bird Creek Trail.  $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia
First Saturday Hike with Pets
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
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 16, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
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
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.
Soak It In
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
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
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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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