State Historic Park
“For centuries the rising and ebbing tides of the Great Ogeechee River at Fort McAllister State Historic Park have mirrored the currents of history, connecting Native American life, the valor
of Civil War soldiers through to the Henry Ford Era and on to present-day visitors.”
Located 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 General William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a hot shot 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. Seven cottages sit on stilts near the marsh, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The shaded campground is bordered by tidal Red Bird Creek, a boat ramp, fishing dock and nature trail. A large picnic area offers river views, a playground and exercise equipment, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.