“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.
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.
Took a guided tour of the fort. All the rangers are so nice. Our ranger was super nice lady and incredibly knowledgeable about everything there. A definite must see!!
I can't add much that isn't staid below. Read and have fun. I will say picking out your site is fun. The staff and hosts are great. If you visit savanna their is RV parking at the visitor center. I'm coming back.
We enjoyed the campgrounds. Clean and easy access to the site. We were in site 13 during our first stay. Great view plenty of space between site and the pull through spots are great. The kids loved the small playground by the boat ramp.
We liked it so much that we stay there again later in our trip in site 36. Both site good for different reasons. Site 36 shaded us from the sunset on a hot evening and was also a short walk to the playground.
Clean and nice.
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Fort McAllister Historic State Park
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