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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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Camping at the Fort

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Jenny G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 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 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 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 3 January 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 8 December 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 27 November 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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Georgia Coast, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 17 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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