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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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  • You don’t have to wish upon a star or wait for a cow to jump over the moon for a beautiful view. You only have to travel to Fort McAllister State Park. You can visit with the Garrison Cat or laugh as ...  more »
  • Traveled with small camper trailer. When we arrived to campground with my reservation we were told they had no more RV sites so given a tent site instead. Good thing I have a tiny camper. Brought our ...  more »
  • There was a tremendous loss of trees and work is still being done, but the river and marsh are still pretty; the staff and hosts still so very nice. I enjoyed camping there. 
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  • If you like getting hands on with history this is the place for you.