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.
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.
7 a.m.–10 p.m.
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
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
• Kayak, Canoe & Stand-up Paddleboard Rental
• Hiking — 4.3 miles of trails
• Bike Rental
• Birding — Colonial Coast Birding Trail
• Photography (sitting fee)
— park approval required
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