Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

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Fort McAllister Historic Park is a 1725acre Georgia state park located near Keller and Richmond Hill in south Bryan County, Georgia and on the south bank of the Ogeechee River (some parts of the park border the Atlantic Ocean). The park is home to Fort McAllister, the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. Though the earthworks were attacked unsuccessfully seven times by Union soldiers, it did not fall until it was taken by General Sherman in 1864 during his infamous March to the Sea. The park, located on the coast, is nestled among giant live oaks and a large salt marsh. In addition, the park contains a museum specializing in Civil War artifacts. The fort was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.Facilities65 tent/trailer/RV sites7 cottages3 picnic sheltersPioneer campingHiking trail - 4.3 miles of trails - One is 3.1 miles long and the other 1.2 miles longBoat rampsPlayground
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  • So being the honest people that we are. The park was not staffed. Obvious slow time. There was a sign at the entrance that said use envelopes to put cash in for the entrance fee and there was a tag on...  more »
  • Very small but historic site on the river where one of the civil war iron clads sank. Gave me a new appreciation for just how difficult retrieving a sunken ship might be in a murky river.  more »
  • I live right up the street from Fort Mc Allister. I didn't realize this would be in my backyard when we first decided to move to Georgia. When my husband lost his job in Florida, he decided to come to...  more »
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  • Most enjoyable State Park I have stayed at on my trip so far. I started in Maine and if not walked over 900 miles down the coast staying in state campgrounds. I really loved it here. The Fort itself was so interesting. I also really loved the camping. Having the water on all sides was so amazing and peaceful.
  • Fort McAllister was a reasonable price for the amenities included. We weren't expecting a hot shower and a heater in the bathrooms, so that was a nice surprise. The only downside was the firewood they sold was damp. Perhaps they could have put some tarp covering over it or something. Overall it was a great campsite with friendly and helpful staff.
  • Great campsites. lots of places to walk a dog or hike. Great history stop. A lot of wildlife. Watch out for the racoons. Excellent place to bird watch.
  • Super fun family vacation. The cabins are surprisingly stunning. Watch out for the raccoons. They stole a Crock-Pot full of pulled pork
  • Just spent $9 looking at mounds of grass-covered dirt, a few cannons & reproduction buildings. The largest & probably most interesting building was locked & the open ones were smaller than a backyard toolshed. It is probably worthwhile during special event demonstrations or reenactments, but should be free otherwise. I've seen more interesting Indian mounds & cannons in city parks than this, so I give it my America's lowest value per dollar award ever.

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