Fort McAllister State Park RV & Campground Guide
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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.
Spring 62-75 F
Summer 68-90 F
Fall 50-78 F
Winter 50-70 F
Richmond Hill, GA
Skidaway Island, GA
Isle of Hope, GA
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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
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
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.
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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.
Fort McAllister State Park Per person daily pass : $5.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Fort McAllister State Park
Fort McAllister State Park is an excellent destination for wildlife viewing and bird-watching. While you're there, you might spot raccoons, white-tailed deer, otters, minks, bald eagles, osprey, wood storks, painted buntings, northern harriers, and many other species.
The campground at Fort McAllister State Park boasts 56 campsites that accommodate both tent and RV camping. Most of the sites feature water and electricity, and certain campsites offer sewer hookups as well.
As long as you keep your dogs leashed, they're allowed in all areas of Fort McAllister State Park. Leashed pets are permitted in the museum, on the historic fort grounds, and on the Red Bird Creek Trail.
The climate of Fort McAllister State Park is quite warm and balmy throughout the year. The summers see significant rainfall and temperatures as high as 92 degrees, and winters typically range from 40 to 64.
The best months to visit the park are April, May, September, and October. These months are usually warm and dry, and if you visit during spring or autumn, you should avoid the most intense heat and humidity.