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Fort McAllister State Park

3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324-4862 USA

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“Part of the confederate resistance”

Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, this scenic park showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads but did not fall until 1864 -- ending Gen. William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.”  Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video and gift shop.   Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss and salt marsh, this park is a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating and picnicking. Three cottages sit on stilts near the marsh, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The shaded campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp, fishing dock and nature trail.  A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.

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56 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.3 Access
4.4 Location
4.5 Cleanliness
4.3 Site Quality
4.8 Noise

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Verizon 4G/5G

Confirmed by 22 users | Last reported on April 30, 2024

AT&T 4G/5G

Confirmed by 17 users | Last reported on April 10, 2024

T-Mobile 4G/5G

Confirmed by 8 users | Last reported on March 29, 2024

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Reviewed by
DINKS13

  • 5 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 07, 2016
Rated 5.0

History fans will enjoy this place. It is a well taken care of park, with knowledgeable and helpful staff. When we went it was during the off season (summer) so it wasn't crowded. We also camped on Savage Island, which is located way in the back of the park so you are away from the Fort Tour groups and any noise that comes with that. The camp sites were nice and the bath houses were decent. They also had a vending machine, washer, and dryer on location. They also sell fire wood and have a dump site for RVs. You can also rent canoes and kayaks there.

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Reviewed by
sagersef

  • 176 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 20, 2023
Rated

I travelled here with a 35’ 5th wheel, long bed pickup and parked in the site #30, an E/W (30A), PT site for $30/night with a senior discount. The roads are asphalt and sites are packed sand. Go slow since the roads are narrow and there are trees close to the edges in several spots. Some sites were not very well defined and I just had to guess where to go based on tire tracks in the sand. Also, prior occupants had moved the fire ring which blocked egress to the site. It took some back and forth to get positioned so that I wouldn’t hit trees with my slides, wouldn’t be tail to nose with my neighbor and could get my truck out of the site after I parked. People at the office were very friendly and helpful. I had 2 bars LTE with Verizon (downloads were slow and calls were shaky), lots of OTA channels, no wifi. The bathhouse was clean although the camp hosts fought a losing battle with keeping sand out. They cleaned them several times a day. It was a nice enough stay, but I would probably try to book somewhere else if I came back to the area.

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Nightly Rate: $30.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 30

4 Access
3 Location
3 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
3 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

Reviewed by
VKsquad

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 07, 2023
Rated

Great campground! My family enjoyed the deer that come right up to you in the morning. We didn’t use the bath house so I can’t comment on cleanliness or water temperature but the nature was absolutely beautiful! Spots are dirt. Plenty of trails and nature to enjoy and explore.

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VKsquad would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $35.00

Days Stayed: -

Site Number: 06

Reviewed by
Yellowcake

  • 12 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 14, 2023
Rated

Although it is a beautiful campground, cell service was so bad, I was struggling to even open the weather ap. Only 1 bar of Verizon and no clear view of sky for Starlink to work (there are a few sites that might have worked, but the park was sold out, so not able to change sites - look carefully if WiFi is important). They do have WiFi at the office and I was able to use it from the front porch bench (no picnic table on the porch). The Fort is worth the extra price to walk through it. Laundry room is great. Showers are nice, each a personal unit with toilet, sink and handicap shower, but water flow is restricted, leaving just a stream to wash off soap and shampoo. The hiking paths are good and the deer, raccoons and armadillos - as well as hundreds of squirrels are fun to watch. The constant pinging of berries falling on my roof, not so great. Its a good area to sightsee in Savannah, but probably would not stay again. OTA TV is totally available, but I'm not a TV person and would much rather be able to search the web for sightseeing and hiking trails and to check opening hours, tours and prices. Recommendations by the office for lunch were great - but everything recommended didn't open until 4pm on a Monday. Publix is close by, so that was helpful. I'm full time, so having some cell service or WiFi is important - timing was off for me. Perhaps another time when I have no need for either, this would be magical.

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Nightly Rate: $30.00

Days Stayed: 10

Site Number: 43

4 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 5G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

December 13, 2023
Rated

Stayed 2 nights passing through Georgia. Park is about 30 minute drive from highway. Beautiful and clean. Had to buy a park pass but also received senior discount. Interior roads are narrow and bumpy. We have a 40’ Class A. Site 8 was very tight, although it was rated for up to 50’. Took about 30 min to drive into Savannah. Nice walking, and has boat dock and pier. Would stay again, but different site. Our Starlink could not connect but Verizon was great.

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Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 8

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

February 03, 2024
Rated

Stayed here for 10 days - getting into the park was wonderful with large canopy tree and Spanish moss overhangs. There's a 1mile causeway you'll traverse to get to the camp sites. Mostly shaded sites with the sun peaking out here and there. The roads around the park are narrow. We started FHU site 4 for a night and then moved to W/E site 34 for the remainder - near the dumpsters and dump station. Site has the shape of a wide horseshoe and was level with 2-30A plugs and a single 20A- water only site. Wanted to experiment with a 2-30A male to 50A female power plug but was told that 30A was the max current that could be supplied to any 30A plug. For taller rigs like ours (12'6") you may consider backing into the site as there are some low hanging branches that will catch the roof. There are a couple bath houses, but they are a bit of walk from this site - just keep that in mind. Hiking/biking trails start back at the visitor center - mostly flat and muddy. AT&T service allowed us to stream shows and hold video calls; TMobile was hit or miss. The laundry room had 1 washer and 1 dryer so be aware.

We had a nice interactions with all the CG hosts. Struck up many conversations with Ronnie and Cheryl as well as with Fred. Good times. There's lots of squirrels, deer, and raccoons roaming around the CG. Think I even saw an armadillo.

We did have to euthanize our older cat during our stay here. The CG hosts and staff were accommodating allowing us to have a hospice vet come to our campsite. Thankful to provide her a peaceful place to leave the material world.

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Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 10

Site Number: 34

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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AT&T 4G

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
February 20, 2024
Rated

This is a heavily treed, beautiful campground. We were on site #37, some leveling was required but not bad. We had heavy rains and the campsite flooded pretty badly but it was at night and it drained by morning, I'm talking 6 inches of water or more. I would select another campsite if I return. 25-30 minutes to Savannah. The town of Richmond Hill is about 5 miles away and has restaurants and shopping, all you would need. The only con I have is that the campsite is dirt so be prepared to vacuum quite a bit. We were there 11 days. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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michaelgrecolucchina would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $31.00

Days Stayed: 11

Site Number: 37

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 5G

Reviewed by
Donna

  • 69 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
February 27, 2024
Rated

Our sites were not that great. Very small, tight and unlevel. One of them was impossible to get in or out if you had someone in the site next to you. The camp hosts said, they had to make people move their vehicles so other campers could get out. These sites need to be tent sites. Other than that, the park was beautiful. Our sites were 26 & 28. 26 was in dirt but level. Bathrooms needed a definite update!

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Donna would stay here again

Nightly Rate: -

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 26 & 28

3 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise
  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 29, 2024
Rated

We spent one night at spot #41 and the rest of the nights at #50. We pull a 30' TT with a Ford Expedition EL and managed to navigate through the trees fine. It did feel a little tight at times but never had an issue getting through. The campground was mostly quiet and comfortable although we had a few odd experiences.

The first oddity was a tent camping neighbor freaking out over the animals. There are a lot of deer and raccoons. The deer will wander through or very close to your campsite but don't cause any issues. The raccoons are extremely brave and comfortable around people. They will get into your coolers and mess with your things. I know raccoons have that reputation, but I have never seen them so bad before. That's pretty understandable but I would guess our neighbors haven't camped before.

Gnats. So many gnats. Wear pants and long sleeves.

There are four shower stalls. All separate and private which is nice. One of the showers (closest to the playground area) has some serious pressure issues. There's plenty of hot water and the bathrooms were kept clean.

We would definitely stay here again.

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roadtripper3412151 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $36.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: 41/50

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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AT&T 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

April 16, 2018
Rated

We enjoyed our stay here for four nights. The camping sites are nice and secluded at the end of a gated half mile roadway. Each site has water and 30 amp hookups. Shower facilities were clean with good hot water. Nice separation between sites. Verizon signal was one to two bars, but was strong enough to stream You Tube TV in the evening. We would happily return.

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This reviewer would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $32.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: 14

5 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

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Fort McAllister State Park

3894 Fort McAllister Rd
Richmond Hill, Georgia
31324-4862 USA
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Max Length
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Sites Count
67
Last Nightly Rate
38.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
26.0
Back In RV Sites Count
30
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10
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49
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
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