Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

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Fort McAllister State Historic Park was founded in 1964, with the goal of preserving the original earthen fortifications for the enjoyment and education of the general public. Originally designed as two separate attractions (Fort McAllister Historic Site and Richmond Hill State Park), the size of both sites grew to border each other, leading to the combination of both attractions into one historic park, both beautiful and unique.

In time, campsites were introduced as the popularity of mobile homes took off. What started out with only a handful of campsites along the Ogeechee River, has now expanded to more than 65 campsites for RVs, mobile homes, and tents. Our campground, Savage Island (named after the prominent colonial landowner Thomas Savage), is a hammock island surrounded by beautiful marshes, tidal rivers, and the easily accessible Redbird Creek.

Fort McAllister State Historic Park features fishing piers, hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters as well as a Group Shelter often rented for weddings, family reunions, and other events. Rental canoes, kayaks, paddle-boards and bikes are all available for use on our roads, trails and waterways. Boat access is available to the general public for the Ogeechee River, with a separate boat launch in our campground just for campers.

Our rangers are always available, and ready to help. Public programs relating to history or nature are often available, including reenactments and living history events. Contact the park office for any questions regarding our program and event schedules, or check our page on the Georgia State Parks website for more information.
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  • I’m here for 10 days can someone tell me why out of three washer only one is available? It’s Memorial Day every one checked out except maybe 10 . This is not right. Why couldn’t they get the out of...  more »
  • Enjoyed the walking tour. Very interesting. Some errors in museum. Panels should be updated. Got my grandson a cool Jr Ranger hat in the gift shop and they gave me patches that we can put on his...  more »
  • This park has a campground that looks decent, but we use it for walks in the woods and last weekend we tried the short version of Redbird Creek trail since the original trail is still closed due to...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful state park!!! We love walking by the river - can't get enough of the salty smelling air! Really enjoyed exploring the Civil War historical site. Very cool to see the canons and bunkers. The hiking trails are on the shorter side, but absolutely breathtaking! During the summer the bugs and flies are horrible.
  • Went camping here for two nights and it was beautiful! Tons of wildlife including raccoons, deer, armadillos, and squirrel so prepare for some rustling in the night. The campsite is in its own area with a gate. Everyone was very polite and accommodating. It’s also about 30~ minutes from downtown Savannah and it’s close enough to gas stations and stores to where you won’t have to drive too far.
  • We stayed in cottage 6 this weekend and it was beautiful! I was very surprised with how nice and clean the cottage was, and was super impressed! The park is very nice and had a lot of fun exploring! Staff at the office were also very nice and overall it was a great stay!
  • Grass needs mowing, bathhouse is hot, no circulation at all. You take a shower and then need another before you get out. No playground for children. We have visited several state parks, this one doesn't compare to most. On the positive, new dock very nice.
  • This Historic fort has been reconstructed and is extremely interesting. It is wonderful to see an earthen coastal fort. This was a confederate fort that kept the Federal ships away from Savannah. It even survived an assault by a Federal ironclad. General Sherman ended his “March to the Sea” here when his troops took the fort in December of 1864. After taking this fort Sherman famously presented Savannah as a Christmas Present to President Lincoln. There is a nice video and museum at the site and a self guided tour of the fort. The staff at the museum were very helpful. Not to be missed by any Civil War buff.

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