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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  • Great, peaceful place to enjoy the water. Fishing & crabbing on the pier, cabin rentals, and camping. 
    Great, peaceful place to enjoy the water. Fishing & crabbing on the pier, cabin rentals, and camping.  more »
  • We decided to try the Redbird Creek Trail today expecting to hike new trail created after Mathew destroyed the original one. We were shocked to discover that this temporary trail was closed and... 
    We decided to try the Redbird Creek Trail today expecting to hike new trail created after Mathew destroyed the original one. We were shocked to discover that this temporary trail was closed and...  more »
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  • This is a great park! The campground is great, spots aren’t too close and it’s nice woods to walk through around the park. The history of the park is really neat, they have a small interpretive museum and short film worth watching. Walking the grounds and reading the guide was cool, especially seeing the earthworks and cannons of the fort. And all the park rangers and campground hosts I spoke with were very helpful and knowledgeable. It was a great visit, two thumbs up for sure!
  • By far one of the best places! From start to finish all the rangers were friendly and informative. The campsites were a very good size and have sandpits. You don’t feel cramped. All bathrooms are a good size and have a shower. It is very private and comfortable. Hot water is fantastic. The wildlife is abundant and so nice to see. Fishing is nice and the views can’t be beat.

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