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
Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
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.  $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
Red Bird Creek Guided Hike
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Guided hike to the observation deck overlooking Red Bird Creek. We will be viewing the creek and its inhabitants. The hike will be 2-3 miles long. Please bring water to stay hydrated. Dogs are welcome but must be on a 6ft leash.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Red Bird Creek Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
After a morning hike on Red Bird Creek Trail, we need volunteers to help us work on the trail. Those who would like to only participate in the hike only need to pay the parkpass fee. Volunteers get in for free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 to Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 11 AM to 12:15 PM
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 11 AM to 12:15 PM
Join our Naturalist Ranger Scott, for a 3 mile hike down Red Bird Creek Trail. we will be looking at the plants and animals that inhabit the area. bring plenty of water. Pets welcome as long they are on a six foot leash. Please wear appropriate shoes.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Junior Ranger Camp #1
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Our first week for Junior Ranger Camp is specialized for younger campers, ages 7-9. Campers will explore natural and cultural history of Georgia. Lunch not provided. Register at least two weeks in advance.  $100. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Soldier Saturdays
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Watch a musket demonstration and view the inside of the barracks, all while being able to talk to a confederate soldier.  $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Camp #2
Monday, Jul 24, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
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. Lunch not provided. Register at least two weeks in advance.  $100. 912-727-2339.
Park Improvement - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Our biggest volunteer day of the year. Stop by an lend a hand as we spend the day improving the park. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. 912-727-2339.
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