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Fort McAllister State Historic Park Campground
Reviewed 20 March 2014

My husband and I tent camped here with our dog at the end of Feb 2014. All the campsites were clean and level and each had electric and water, a metal t pole w/ hooks you could hang stuff on (but be warned the the raccoons can reach your hanging stuff!) and fire ring with an adjustable grill on the fire ring - although a stand alone, higher grill would have been preferred, this one worked just fine once we got the hang of it. There is green and dry wood sold on site for $5/10 pieces and it's honor system so you don't have to hunt anyone down, but saying that, I doubt finding a host would have been an issue bc hey were friendly and attentive.

We got there on a Thursday afternoon and had that night and most of Friday to ourselves but it started filling up Friday night/Saturday and it was almost completely full Saturday/Sunday.

We had a wonderful experience and will definitely camp there again, hopefully at the same campsite, #63, which was fairly large and private and very near the nature walk entrance. Any of the tent sites near the far right road would have nice marsh views and be on the outer edge of the campground, but still just a short walk to the comfort station (CS).

The CS on the tent camp side I think is nicer than the one close to the dump station which has only 2 showers stalls and no hand dryer. The tent side C S is heated/cooled, has 3 shower stalls w/small dressing area/bench and hooks to hang towels/etc on and a hand dryer (that works quite nicely as a hair dryer FYI). Water was hot quick and good pressure - I recommend the far left shower bc it's a little bigger and the shower head is movable...not so in the other 2 stalls.

The only negative things I can say are that sound carries and you can hear all your camp neighbors business, even when they are whispering and the RACCOONS are absolutely not afraid of you or your big dogs! I saw on other reviews to be prepared but I had no idea how pushy these guys were - the first night, right when it got dark we were finishing dinner and still had some food out and they surrounded us, walked right up to us and almost climbed up on the picnic table and joined us.

We were prepared the second night and had everything put up except for a soft sided drink cooler and my husband literally had a tug of war with one of the raccoons over the cooler. We have had some good laughs over it but just be prepared!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Just a marvelous experience from the beginning to the end. I brought a rally here. Staff went out of their way to really take care of us. Our tour of the Fort was entertaining and amusing. The salt marsh tour was informative and fun. Our sites had 30 amp and water (coaches were 37 to 40 feet long). While there were not any sewer points at each site there is a dump at the campground. And did I say how wonderful the staff was? Just want to reiterate how friendly, helpful and fantastic they were. A great place to visit with children.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We took the short ride from Savannah to Fort McAllister on two separate Saturdays in February. Our first trip we were geocaching on Savage Island. The park staff were immensely helpful in getting me onto the island as I am disabled. The campground and trails on Savage Island are well marked and relatively smooth. We enjoyed a leisurely walk along the trails while geocaching which afforded beautiful marsh and forest views. The island does have a boat ramp and restroom facilities as well as numerous camping/RV sites.
Our next trip we took Red Bird Trail which is a 3 mile loop. Beautiful walk in the woods while geocaching, well marked and lots of photo opportunities. Take the small side trail to the observation deck. It's worth the walk. I was impressed at how many people were out an about on the trail, but it never felt crowded. I was also impressed with the well maintained trail.
Next visit will be to the Fort itself!

Room Tip: Ask for a marsh or riverside campsite for the best spots!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

We planned a week's long adventure along the Georgia coast and decided to stay in one of the cottages at Fort McAllister State Park for 2 nights. A wise decision! The location is fabulous! Excellent scenery and close to other attractions like Savannah and points south. Cottage #2 was spacious, clean and comfortable with an awesome sunrise view over the marsh. Several new cottages have been built and will be open soon. They are lovely. We are Friends of Georgia State Parks members and travel to many parks. This one now ranks as one of our favorites. We experienced only one negative: the cooking implements were rather lacking. Most park cottages and cabins have a better variety.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

The Good: This campground is located on the Ogechee (sp?) river south of Savannah in Richmond hills GA at the site of a Civil War fort. It is about a 20 minute drive into historic Savannah. All lots appeared to be pull through. Power and water only with a dumpstation on site. They are spacious and well separated by shrubs and trees. Lots of live oak and Spanish moss. Fire rings and picnic tables at all and grills at many. Two well apportioned bath houses, one ADA compliant. We stayed in lot 13, but after walking around the campground I think we would stay up in the 50's area next time. 60 and above appeared to be tent sites.
The Bad: Lots of Raccoons that have no fear of people anymore. Keep your trash secured and don't feed them. The bath house near lot 8 is very hard to find at night. Bring a good flashlight and orient yourself in the daytime. The shower has no lip to stop water on the floor, so the dressing area floor floods. If you aren't careful, your clothes get wet. We will stay here again next trip to the area. Price was $30 a night.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Great time on our one night stay on our road trip. The surroundings were beautiful! The facilities were clean. The only drawback would be that people feed the raccoons, or don't know how to keep their food trash out of the raccoons' reach, because the raccoons were extra friendly, and you can hear them fighting ALL.NIGHT.LONG.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We only stayed here for one night. The cost for 1 night is $28, but when you check in they want another $5 for the park fee. Kind of a strange arrangement as I have not seen this elsewhere, where the fee covers the park admittance. Anyway, it would have been nice to have more time here because the park staff puts together a lot of events at the fort. The campground is at the end of a mile long causeway. There are 4 hosts. We met 2 of them and they were extremely friendly and helpful. As we pulled into our spot, there was a raccoon in the next spot, but he was one of many we saw. There were also a lot of deer roaming around. We had not seen this much wildlife in a campground before. Make sure you don't leave any food outside that you don't want the critters to get. The reservations are not site specific so you may end up driving around the loops a couple of times looking for a spot. A big rig and a toad would probably want to un-hook and drive the toad through to scout a spot. The bath house was fairly new(with washer/dryer) and was very clean. Verizon data reception was 3 bars. Received 15 channels on the TV. Would like to come back to see more of what the park has to offer.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fort McAllister State Historic Park Campground

Address: 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324-4862
Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Richmond Hill
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Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Richmond Hill
Price Range: £2 - £13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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