Fort McAllister State Park RV & Campground Guide

Georgia

Fort McAllister State Park

is spread out over 1,725 acres on the south bank of the Ogeechee River near Richmond Hill in southern Georgia. Located just before the river empties into the Atlantic Ocean, the park is home to a well-preserved historic fort that was used by the Confederacy. History buffs will want to check out the on-site museum, which houses many Civil War artifacts. Visitors can also hike the 4.3 miles of trails, enjoy boating and other water activities on the river, and take self-guided tours of the park. If you need anything outside the park, Richmond Hill and Keller are nearby with Savannah being just a 40-minute drive to the north. 

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Weather
Spring 62-75 F
Summer 68-90 F
Fall 50-78 F
Winter 50-70 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Fort McAllister State Park

Being so close to the Atlantic Ocean, Fort McAllister State Park attracts many travelers heading toward Hilton Head. If you truly want to immerse yourself in the region, consider staying at a local campground in an RV. Check out great RV rental deals at RVshare.com and plan your camping trip today. 

Fort McAllister State Park Campground

Fort McAllister State Park Campground has 56 sites where you can set a tent or park your RV. Most of these campsites are connected to potable water and electricity. This area has a toilet, shower, and picnic bench for the campers. Also, there are two backcountry campsites with no water or electricity. These two are ideal when you have an RV with most of the amenities you need.

Pets, children, and groups will find the area accommodative, especially in the campsites with full hookups. There is a nearby playground where families and groups can play soccer, volleyball, mini-golf, and tennis. RV parking fees start at $5, with nightly rates starting at $33.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Site-specific
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Picnic area with picnic tables, playground, dumping station

Savannah South KOA Campground

The Savannah South KOA is set within a beautiful nature scene. You'll see egrets, blue herons, and ibis gathering around the trees near the shores of the on-site lake. You do not need a license to fish in the 35-acre lake, and fish are always in plenty.

You can choose between pull-thru spaces as well as back-in sites with full hookups, and there is also a deluxe patio site. The pull-thru campsites, which are value-priced, also offer full hookups. Some of the campsites are near the lake where one can enjoy the view of swans and other waterfowl from the pine trees. Some sites near the lake offer private decks that allow you to enjoy the water.

If you need more luxury, head to the deluxe patio site. Here, you'll find a gravel RV pad, tables and chairs, a grill, a patio with a glider, and a personal fire pit. You are allowed to bring pets as long as you pick up after them in all the campsites. You even have luxury amenities such as Wi-Fi. Nightly fees start at $43.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Gas grill, deck, patio, playground, picnic tables and chairs, fire pit, gravel RV pad

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Fort McAllister State Park

Inside Fort McAllister State Park

Fort McAllister State Park's access to the Ogeechee River makes it a popular spot for fishing and boating. While on land, you can take self-guided tours of the park as you hike on the 4.3 miles of trails. The restored earthwork fort is one of the main attractions in the park; you can enjoy outdoor exhibits such as barracks, cannons, palisades, and different other fort structures. Nature-watching is another popular pastime of park-goers, especially for bird-watchers. 

Outside Fort McAllister State Park

Savannah and Richmond Hill are the largest cities near the state park. Here, there is a lot of urban life to enjoy—from shopping and dining to annual events. You can also head south and enjoy some sightseeing along Georgia's Atlantic Coast. 

Restaurants

Bubba’s Bistro

Bubba’s Bistro serves Southern foods with local recipes. The atmosphere inside the restaurant mimics that of a farmhouse with other amenities such as outdoor seating and takeout.

Type: American, Southern

Location: 3881 U.S. Highway 17, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Fish Tales

Located near the Ogeechee River, Fish Tales is a family-friendly eatery frequented by fishermen and locals. The seafood dishes are best enjoyed on the outdoor seating along the waterfront.

Type: American, Seafood

Location: 3203 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Ice Cream Stop

The Ice Cream Stop serves desserts and American cuisine. They offer takeout and free parking, and the restaurant is wheelchair-accessible.

Type: Dessert, American

Location: 13300 GA Highway 144, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Smokin Pig

Smokin Pig is a place for barbecue and a host of other American cuisine. They also offer gluten-free options in their lunch and dinner servings.

Type: Barbecue, American

Location: 3986 U.S. Highway 17, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Troy Mediterranean Cuisine

Troy Mediterranean Cuisine serves Mediterranean and Greek cuisine. This is an ideal spot if you want some healthy vegetarian options. They also have halal-friendly and gluten-free items on the menu.

Type: Mediterranean, Greek

Location: 10510 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419

Shopping

Ella's

Located in the Market at Ella's, the gift shop Ella's sells lush houseplants such as hoyas, monsteras, pothos, philodendrons, and calatheas. 

Location: 10686 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Another Debut

Another Debut offers a rich collection of clothing and accessories. The shop banks on its stellar customer service and fashions from different parts of the world.

Location: 11368 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Goody’s

Goody’s is a department store located in The Shoppes of Richmond Hill. This spot sells apparel, cosmetics, household goods, and accessories.

Location: 9701 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Time and Again Vintage Market

Want to spruce up your RV or get something new for your home? The Time and Again Vintage Market sells furniture and décor. 

Location: 10471 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

The Book Store on the Hill

This unique store in Richmond Hill features thousands of new and used books for all readers. 

Location: 2481 U.S. 17, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Sightseeing

Fort Morris Historic Site

This seven-acre site in Liberty County is home to an earthen works fort that's on the National Register of Historic Places. Nestled on a bend in the Medway River, Fort Morris played a major role in protecting southeast Georgia throughout various conflicts throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.

Location: 2559 Ft Morris Rd, Midway, GA 31320

Wormsloe State Historic Site

This 822-acre historical site protects Wormsloe Plantation, a large estate established by one of Georgia's colonial founders. Here, you'll find a scenic oak-lined avenue, museum, and walking trail that leads through a dense forest.

Location: 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31406

Skidaway Island State Park

This park borders Skidaway Narrows, which is part of Georgia's Intracoastal Waterway. At Skidaway Island State Park, you can explore a trail that winds through a maritime forest and leads to an observational tower.

Location: 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

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How to Get to
Fort McAllister State Park

Fort McAllister State Park lies about 10 miles south of Savannah. It is located between Keller and Richmond Hills in Bryan County near the Ogeechee River. To get to the state park, use Highway GA-144 from exit 90 toward Richmond Hill. Turn on Savage Island Road and drive a few miles to Fort McAllister State Park. 

Entering Fort McAllister State Park

Fort McAllister State Park is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Per person daily pass : $5

Fort McAllister State Park is a great place to visit any time of year. You only need to get ready for the fun with the best RV from RVshare. Do not forget to tag the site in your photos on Facebook and Instagram once you post about the park. You can also send RVshare your photos to [email protected]