Fort McAllister State Historic Park

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond, Georgia 31324

Phone:
912-727-2339

Web:
Fort McAllister State Historic Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 65

About: Located on the bank of the Great Ogeechee River south of Savannah, this park is the home of the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The sand and mud earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads, but did not fall until captured in 1864 by Gen. William T. Sherman during his “March to the Sea.”

Nestled among giant live oaks and beautiful salt marsh, this park is a quiet location for camping, hiking, fishing and picnicking. The park’s Civil War museum features an interior designed to resemble a bombproof, containing exhibits and artifacts, a video and gift shop. Three cottages sit on stilts at the marsh edge, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp and nature trail.

Amenities:
* 1,725 Acres
* 65 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites
* Backcountry Campsites
* 3 Cottages -- #3 is dog friendly
* 2 Picnic Shelters
* Group Shelter (seats 150)
* Pioneer Campground
* Earthwork Fort
* Civil War Museum and Gift Shop
* Boat Ramps and Dock
* Fishing Pier
* Playgrounds
* GeoCaching
* Hiking and Biking – 4.3 miles of trails
* Picnicking
* Saltwater Fishing
* Fort Tours (call for reservations)
* Birding - Colonial Coast Birding Trail
* Teacher's Resource for Touring Historic Sites
* Georgia Battlefields

Directions: Located 10 miles east of I-95 on Ga. Spur 144 (take I-95 exit #90).
 

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Surprising pleasant campground

Because of the location (and the time of year we went - July), I expected this to be swampy at worst, and muggy at best. Weather was hot, certainly, but campground was very well shaded. Two bathhouses - one modern, one older. Modern was pretty, but shower pressure lacking and couldn't control nozzle. Older bathhouse had hot water issues, but pressure was nice, and movable nozzle was good, too. Sites are level, we camped in a tent, but saw several large motor homes and trailers. Most of park is shaded, with some sunlight hitting ...
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Jul 11, 2010



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