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
Tails On Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 to Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 - 10 AM to 12 PM
Take a hike through Red Bird Creek with our favorite furry pals. The trail will take one to two hours, so bring lots of water for your pet. Purchase a Tails on Trails Membership Card for $15 and take on our new dog-walking quest. www.GaStateParks.org/tailsontrails  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
A Century of Soldiers
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
We will have local historians and park rangers Arthur Edgar and Rhett Kearns on site in full period uniform to talk about and demonstrate the differences in both equipment and tactics of both a Revolutionary and Civil War soldier. Come learn about daily life as an enlisted soldier of these different eras. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Redbird Creek Trail Hike
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Walk the Red Bird Creek Trail with the Naturalist Ranger, and see everything the Georgia Coast Has to offer. we will learn about the different thing that call this habitat home.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Civil War Medicine
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Learn about some tonics and remedies to heal ailments during the Civil War. We will be using an period correct doctors pack and showing examples. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Astronomy at Fort Morris
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
The Fort McAllister Crew will be out at Fort Morris for a astronomy program. Come out there and check it out. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Bug Safari
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 8:15 PM to 9 PM
Let's see what bugs we can find under our black light, while enjoying a nice nighttime hike with our Naturalist Ranger. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Edible Plant Hike
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.
Magnolia Trail Hike
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
This is a very easy and slow-paced hike. Good for beginner hikers or families. Along a 1 mile trail. We will talk about the trees along the trail and about the marsh system. Wear sturdy shoes and bring some water. No reservation needed.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Star Wars Day Astronomy
Thursday, May 4, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Celebrate Star Wars Day in style by looking at the stars. "That's no Moon... Its a space station." You will be able to see our Moon up close through our telescopes. Costumes and cosplay are welcome for this event. May the fourth be with you. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
River Bank Clean Up - Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 20, 2017 12 PM to 1 PM
We invite children and families to join us as we pick up trash along the Ogeechee River in the park. Make a difference in the environment for Kids to Parks Day. $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
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
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