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

  • Sharktooth Sandbar Paddle

    Sharktooth Sandbar Paddle

    11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

    Join our rangers on a sunny and refreshing canoe paddle that's fun for the whole family! We'll be having some fun in the sun as we run around and enjoy the afternoon among the salt marshes. A great time to hunt for shark's teeth! Participants are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event.

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  • Edible Plant Hike

    Edible Plant Hike

    11/19/2017 - 12/24/2017

    Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic 3 mile hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash.

    Sunday, November 19, 2017
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    Sunday, November 26, 2017
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Friday, December 1, 2017
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  • Weekend Waterway Walks

    Weekend Waterway Walks

    11/19/2017 - 11/26/2017

    Enjoy a hike with our rangers along the beautiful waterways that surround us. Learn about the differences between the brackish and freshwater ecosystems and the things that call them home. A must for bird-watchers and nature lovers, guests will have the opportunity to see a wide range of wildlife among the marshes.

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  • Winter Muster and Battle at Fort McAllister

    Winter Muster and Battle at Fort McAllister

    12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

    Soldiers will be skirmishing throughout the day while Civil War civilians will be presenting programs and activities to guest. The final assault of the fort will be at 5 p.m.

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  • McAllister Christmas

    McAllister Christmas

    12/16/2017 - 12/16/2017

    Spend an evening in the fort after-hours with our interpretive staff and enjoy a delicious period correct meal and dessert. We will offer a private fort tour, cannon firing, and a special guest speaker.

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