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Fort McAllister State Park

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Address: 3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, GA 31324-4862
Phone Number:
+1 912-727-2339
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Home of the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, this...

Home of the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, this coastal park offers a museum containing Civil War artifacts as well as camping and picnicking facilities.

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BUGGY and relaxing

Stop at Publix on your way in. There's not much in the way of grocery stores near the park. The lady who checked us in was extremely nice & helpful. The sites on the right as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Gil B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stop at Publix on your way in. There's not much in the way of grocery stores near the park. The lady who checked us in was extremely nice & helpful. The sites on the right as you pull in are marsh front and relatively big. As they face west, the sunsets are beautiful. As you enter, there is firewood for... More 

Thank Gil B
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ft McAllister is a Richmond Hill and Georgia state gem! We travel here often to walk through the fort, go on a hike, fish from the pier, or camp in the spacious grounds. The staff is friendly and accommodating. If you go to the Fort, make sure to watch the video in the museum area first. It is very well... More 

Thank Stankenstein
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Thus is a very quiet, secluded campground on the shore of a large salt marsh. There is a boat launch and large picnic area. There are some "cottages" that are very large. We were camping in the campground, but I would recommend checking the cottages out for groups.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Great park for a family camping vacation. Relaxing by the campfire and fishing at the pier...beautiful views over the marsh... great camping experience for the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this park several times and each time is a wonderful visit. I love the museum's interpretive displays and the video on the history of the fort. The fort itself is impressive and you can truly picture life for the men who served there so long ago. The staff are friendly and helpful!

Thank Jenny G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The Campgrounds at Fort McAllister State Park is well laid out with spacious pull thru sites. Restrooms are clean and well kept. This is 10 miles off I-95 so it makes an enjoyable overnight stopover going north or south. Plan on taking a hike, do some geocaching, tour Fort McAllister, do the Junior Range program. You could easily spend 2... More 

Thank Mary H
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Every campground is well situated - far away from other campers and with nice views. Some spots are tucked into pine forest - others front on marsh. Nice park headquarters, lovely trails. I will defiinitely return.

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Nice big sites, most are pull thru, electric and water with one dump station on way out. They let you pick from available sites based on your size rig. The one of two bath houses near us was newer and nice and clean with one regular shower and one h/c shower, and 3 toilets, it was also heated. Good water... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

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 your dog pulls you through the fort from one lovely historical spot to another. A soul can catch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

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 kayaks- took them off the dock to find "shark tooth island." Found the low tide sand bar but found no shark teeth. Campground... More 

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