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


    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


    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Astronomy


    10/20/2017 - 10/20/2017

    Let our rangers be your guides to the galaxy as we spend the evening gazing at the lunar landscape. We'll be peering through our telescopes while learning about the real majesty of our galaxy. Involves a short half-mile hike. Visitors will meet our rangers at the front office before taking a trip to one of our many scenic spots.

    Friday, October 6, 2017
    7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Friday, October 20, 2017
    7 p.m. - 8 more

  • Blacksmithing at the Barracks

    Blacksmithing at the Barracks

    10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    It's time to get fired up! Join our rangers as we show off both the fun and the challenges of blacksmithing! Watch as we present the tools of the trade from the Civil War and the work it takes to make something beautiful! Nails, railroad ties, blades and more, our smithies can do it all with a little skill and a lot of love for metalworking.

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  • Edible Plant Hike

    Edible Plant Hike

    10/22/2017 - 10/29/2017

    Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. Enjoy a hike around 3 miles with our park naturalist. We will be also looking at plants that have medicinal properties, are used for tea, seasoning, and ones that are poisonous. Pets are welcome, but must be kept on a 6-foot leash.

    Sunday, October 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Sunday, October 29, 2017
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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  • Sunset Bat Hike

    Sunset Bat Hike

    10/27/2017 - 10/27/2017

    Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum.

    Friday, October 13, 2017
    6:50 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Friday, October 27, 2017
    6:50 p.m. - 8 more

  • 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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