Fort McAllister State Park

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

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 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 ($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)
• Pioneer Campground ($50)
• Earthwork Fort
• Civil War Museum & Film ($2–$9)
• Gift Shop
• Boat Ramps, Dock & 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
Candle Lantern Tour
Friday, Dec 9, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Take a step back in time to the hours before the Battle of Fort McAllister. Watch Confederates prepare for the next day’s events as guides take you through the grounds by candle-light.  $5-$8. 912-727-2339.
152nd Winter Muster
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 9 AM to 7 PM
Come by and see our annual Winter Muster! Skirmishes between Confederates and Federals well be going on throughout the day. Visitors will be able to explore the fortifications in its most solemn hour as the Confederates attempt to hold off the advancing armies of General Sherman from taking Fort McAllister, and ultimately, Savannah.  $5 for Youth (6-17) $8 for Adults (18+). 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible
Christmas Eve Hike
Saturday, Dec 24, 2016 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Enjoy Christmas Eve with us on a hike through the woods on our Magnolia Trail. Hike will be a 3.1 mile long hike. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6 foot lead.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
First Day Hike on Beautiful Magnolia Trail
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy the first day of the New Year hiking our Magnolia Trail. Visitors will begin from the visitor's center, walking down our paved causeway to the trail-head of Magnolia Trail. Take in the vistas of salt marshes and maritime forests. Dress for weather. Bring water. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. $5 parking. 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).
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PLEASE FOLLOW THE ALTERNATE DIRECTIONS LISTED AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.


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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