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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
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Moon over McAllister

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Anita B
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Georgia Coast, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a beautiful state park. Wonderful for camping or hiking. We always enjoy. Book your camping reservations early as they fill quickly. The area is so beautiful, clean and family friendly.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I visited Fort McAllister with my dog and walked the Redbird Trail, a 3-mile loop into the piney woods of a hummock rising from a salt marsh. The trail was dry in early autumn, but I noticed several spots on the second half of the loop (beyond the observation platform) that flood in wet weather. The old fort, which guarded... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

excellent place to visit. a part of southern history..take the kids.. also great fishing pier, a short walk from the parking lot.

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Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This fort is incredibly unique in that it is an earthwork fortification, not your typical brick and mortar style fort that one is used to. Some are confused, thinking this is just remnants of a fort that once stood, but no. This is the fort itself, as it was designed and I had learned that earthwork forts were able to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Atypical fort that was very important during the Civil War. Everything was subsurface, a dirt fort so to speak. Also has great hiking/bike trails and excellent camping.

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Thank Paul L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have visited this park a few times since moving to the area. You can roam free or take a tour. They have re-enactments and cannon firings. Since we live in the area, we haven't used the camping/RV facilities, but judging by the sheer number of RV's with plates from so many different states and Canada we have seen heading... More 

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great place to camp. We had access to the water and went kayaking and crabbing. We had a Wonderful time.

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