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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  • September 18, 2017
    We had a large pull through site with easy walking distance to the clean bathrooms. Each day we went bike riding and also used the free Wi-Fi at the Ranger station where you check in. It's possible to...  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    My boyfriend and I were planning a camping trip to Georgia on the motorcycle from Tampa, Florida. After dong much research on GA state parks and seeing which ones allowed tent sites, I came across thi...  more »
  • August 23, 2017
    Self guided tour of the reconstructed fort. The museum includes a lot of historical information. Plan on 1-2 hours to thoroughly see everything.  more »
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  • September 4, 2016
    If you like getting hands on with history this is the place for you.

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