The Coast / Richmond Hill

Fort McAllister State Park

3894 Ft. McAllister Rd.
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

912-727-2339 | 800-864-7275
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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 Gen. 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 cottages 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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults (18-61) $9

    Daily Park Pass $5

    Group rates available with advance notice Call 912-727-2339

    Seniors (62+) $8

    Youth (6-17) $5

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Average Nightly Rate

    Call for Rates

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Restaurant on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    95

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • First Saturday Hike with Pets

    First Saturday Hike with Pets

    04/01/2017 - 04/01/2017

    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 and bring water. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash.

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  • Edible Plant Hike

    Edible Plant Hike

    04/02/2017 - 04/30/2017

    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.

    Sunday, April 2, 2017
    10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Sunday, April 16, 2017
    10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Sunday, April 30, 2017
    10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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  • Tidal Creek Kayak Tour

    Tidal Creek Kayak Tour

    04/05/2017 - 04/22/2017

    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. There is limited space. Must call the office to reserve a spot.

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  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Easter Egg Hunt

    04/15/2017 - 04/15/2017

    Come join 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.

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  • Earth Day Eco Tour Paddle Trip

    Earth Day Eco Tour Paddle Trip

    04/22/2017 - 04/22/2017

    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.

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