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FORT MCALLISTER STATE HISTORIC PARK, GA

Photo: FORT MCALLISTER STATE HISTORIC PARK
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu May 21 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

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.

Geography:

Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss and salt marsh, this park is a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating and picnicking. Three 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.

Recreation:

SOLDIER PROGRAMS: Offered Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning at 1 p.m. Learn about the American Civil War, soldier life, medicine, infantry, weapons and more from staff historians.

Facilities:

1,725 Acres
3 Cottages ($185) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
65 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$30)
Backcountry Campsites ($10/person)
2 Picnic Shelters ($40)
Group Shelter (seats 150, $220)
Pioneer Campground ($50)
Earthwork Fort
Civil War Museum and Gift Shop ($3.50-$5)
Boat Ramps, Dock and Fishing Pier

Nearby Attractions:

Skidaway Island State Park
Wormsloe State Historic Site
Brunswick & The Golden Isles of Georgia
Fort Jackson
Fort Morris State Historic Site
Historic Downtown Savannah
Richmond Hill, Georgia

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bike Rentals
  • Biking Trails
  • Birding
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Ramps
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rental
  • Dump Station
  • Dumpster
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Geocaching
  • Group Camping
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Laundry
  • Lookout Tower
  • Museum
  • Nature Trails
  • Office
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnicking
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Restrooms
  • Saltwater Fishing
  • Saltwater Fishing
  • Showers
  • Staff Residence
  • Telephone
  • Washer/Dryer
Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees:
1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.
Daily or Annual ParkPass is available at the park office. Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay. Annual Parkpass can be purchased by calling (770) 389-7401, Reservation Administration.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
31.89056, -81.19583
31°53'26"N, 81°11'45"W

Located 10 miles east of I-95 on Georgia Spur 144. Take Exit 90 off I-95.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FORT MCALLISTER STATE HISTORIC PARK
3894 FT. MCALLISTER ROAD
RICHMOND GA 31324

Phone Number:

Information: (912)727-2339

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Artillery, flags of the South, infantry or weapons. Call for times. from Sep 05 2012 to Dec 31 2050
  • Self-guided using video, museum and fort guide or call for reservations. from Sep 05 2012 to Dec 31 2050