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Richmond Hill, Georgia

Fort McAllister State Park

Richmond Hill, Georgia



Richmond Hill, Georgia
Phone: (912) 727-2339

Sites: 65
Recent Rate: $32 5/2016

Latitude: 31.889443520292
Longitude: -81.199667886261

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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57 Reviews

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed this park so much. The sites were level and spacious, and park is very nicely maintained. The movie, museum, and fort were very interesting and educational. We were expecting a fort, so we were surprised by all the mounds. The rangers were very nice and helpful and some of the park hosts were friendly and waved (some did not). The bath house was old but very clean. The tent sites are very nice with the raised platform, it's the first time we have seen so many tent campers. We also took full advantage of the fishing pier for the campers, plenty of room for a lot of campers to fish. We will stay here again. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

They sell gnat spray in the office; it works for the horse flies too. The town of Richmond Hill has every kind of stores and restaurants and it's a nice little town.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very well kept state park; a forested island. The sites were all pull-throughs and were very spacious and quite lovely. The utilities were well placed; 30 amp and no sewer. It may have been the time of year, but there were bugs galore which did cause us to stay inside the trailer more than I would have liked. I did walk the park roads as there are almost no hiking trails that were not swampy. The park is historical with some artifacts and a small museum on display and has a typical "south" feel to it. The park personnel were helpful and very pleasant as were the Park Hosts. Depending on the time of the year and the bugs, we would definitely come back to this park. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Porch-type swings throughout the park make for some lovely quiet time at the banks of the river. Savannah is easily available only 35-40 minutes away. The little town of Richmond Hill had everything you needed and there was a GREAT little seafood restaurant called Fish Tails just outside the park and right on the river.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This Civil War-oriented park has heavily-forested sites, mostly pull-though, with 30 amp electricity and water. Most have no sewers; the few sites with sewers are booked months in advance. Otherwise, site selection is up to the camper. Satellite TV is unavailable but OTA will pick up all networks from Savanah local stations. Verizon service was okay but no WiFi.

Programs in April, 2016, included Uniforms of the Confederacy; Civil War Surgery, Civil War Military Drilling as well as several back to the 19th Century programs such as "Coastal Native American Hunting." The camp host displays a Confederate Battle Flag at his site.

The nightly price includes a one-day park fee of $5. Non-residents over 62 get a 5% discount. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the Fish Tales restaurant, five minutes by car from the campsites, featuring fresh-off-the-boat shrimp, oysters and fish.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent two weeks at Ft. McAllister State Park and enjoyed every day. The slips are spacious and isolated from the actual Civil War Fort. The Park is user friendly for walking, biking, and is close to Savannah, GA, for visiting the historic district. The sand gnats were terrible this Spring. We suggest bringing plenty of Off repellant and stop using shampoo and deodorant. It attracts the gnats! We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
42
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the loveliest, most pleasant parks I have stayed in. I was here for three days. It is about ten miles off the freeway through the town of Richmond Hill until you get to your site. It is a bit of a drive even after you pay at the park office--but the views are gorgeous. The roads are paved though the sites are packed dirt and sand. They are pull through which was very convenient. Site was level and hookups were easy. They have a table and fire ring. The sites are very spacious with the forest being the view from the door. The park offers river and wetland views, hiking trails and biking trails. And it is very quiet--there is no noise whatsoever except for the occasional plane that flies over, or a vehicle driving in. It was nice to hike to the river and sit and listen to nothing but birds and wind. I was lucky to see dolphins in the river one evening while there. I was able to get a good wifi signal with Verizon. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
ADA1
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

It is about a forty five minute drive into Savannah so a good spot to stay while visiting the historic city. All the shopping you would need is in Richmond Hill where the park is located.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

What a fantastic little park. Very private, large sites. You pick whichever site you want. Clean bathrooms, laundry, nice walking trails. Campsite # 2 is nice for great sunsets. Highly recommend this park. Although is a bit of a drive to get into Savanna, about 30 min. drive but really worth it. Also very quiet at night. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

You will pass by a little restaurant on your way in. (Can't remember name, it's right on the water.) Great place. We received our food and drinks fast and hot. Great service.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We booked a couple of nights on a whim on our way home from Jekyll Island. I couldn't have been happier with this low key state park. You do have to pay a $5/day fee for any state parks in GA. We signed up on site for a "Friends of Georgia State Parks" family pass ($80) which gave us 2 free nights of camping and a year long parking pass...so it was the same price as what just camping 2 nights would've been and we get parking and 10% off for 12 months!

They have a "fort", though it's just remaining earthworks and a few other things. We felt it was too steep for not actually being a fort so we passed, since we've seen many other forts. But there is some history here so if you're a history buff you would probably enjoy it.

I've never stayed anywhere quite like this. The campground is on "Savage Island" which isn't really an island, but it feels like it as it's surrounded by a marsh. The 1/2 mile or so connecting land strip has really big beautiful views of marsh, river and birds. It was quite pretty. We did a couple of drive-thrus to find our site. The campground was very empty, probably only 15 campers in the whole park so we had our pick. We picked 46. It was a very pretty site with some good views and very private...also close to the bathrooms and dock. Site 50 was actually nicer, but further from the facilities. There are some sites on the marsh which have nice views but the campsites aren't as nice.

They have 2 bathrooms. The one closest to the docks is very old, dirty and a bit scary. But it's convenient. There is another one on the other side of the campground that is new and nice. But unless you're staying on that side of the campground it's too far away.

We rode our bikes on the trail in the campground. It's nothing special but there is a nice lookout over the river at one point.

The stars here were amazing. Head out to the middle of the connecting road and watch the sunset, the bats and see the stars. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 431
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are $32 per night and park passes are $5 per stay. Motorhomes now must also purchase a park pass. Seniors get 20% off on site fee. Our senior two day stay was $61.20 for a spacious 30 amp level pull thru site with water. Overall this SP is a great place with deer walking around. Very quiet here, absolutely no road noise. There are several walking trails here as well as the Fort. TV via batwing was very good. Verizon cell and broadband were also very good. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Fish Tales at the marina just up the road is a good bet for a cold one and food. A new place, Melody's next to CVS on US-17, has just opened. We stopped for a drink and talked with the new owners. They are gearing the place for families and seem to be picking up a good following.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Our first time here an we were very impressed. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and made us feel very welcome. Since our reservations were not site specific, we drove around the loops several times before choosing a very spacious pull-through. We only had 30 amp service but made it through our two-day stay with no difficulty. We did enjoy the museum and a tour of the fort (extra charge) and drove once to Ft. Pulaski, which took us about 45 minutes, through downtown Savannah. The drive into the park was gorgeous and we enjoyed our stay very much. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I was planning on a no-frills space and that is what I found. We stayed here for one night as we were passing through. The site was spacious, but there was no pad or gravel so we parked the RV on the dirt. I let the toddlers and our dog run around until the bugs started to attack, then we pulled back into the RV where we watched bug after bug try to break in over the next few hours. I had only expected Electric hookups, but was surprised to find a water faucet. Not surprisingly the water pressure was next to none. A spilled glass of milk has more water pressure than the faucet here, but hey, it was a bonus right? The cost to stay here was $30 a night, which seemed a bit steep but acceptable. The other surprise we found was that GA state parks charge a 'car pass', which is $5 per visit. If you are staying here a week, its $5 which helps spread the cost. In our case, it was one night making our nightly total $35, which is what some regular RV campgrounds charge. I cannot really knock this place though, it was beautiful and quiet. I did enjoy our stay, sans the bugs. Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes, probably . We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The site we had was very big with a great view of the marsh. We only stayed one night as we were travelling through so I'm not sure about all the amenities. The camp host was very helpful, coming out to show me where the waste cans were when she saw me wandering around with a bag of garbage! We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground. Use as an overnight stop going/returning from Florida. Some big pull-through sites. Best navigated during daylight hours although we use after hours check-in with the friendly host. Dirt sites and roads, some narrow with low tree branches. No clear sky for satellite reception. Got AT&T cellphone service OK. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Another great Georgia park! We loved the huge pull-through site with strong 30-amp power, strong water, and a large table and fire pit. It was extremely quiet this time of the year, maybe not so much during the summer because I'm sure families must love this place. Plenty of space between sites where we stayed (#11). The dump station turnout was a bit tight for our RV. Roads are paved, sites are dirt and mostly level - we did not need our jacks. Several raccoons running around, and my wife was in "bird heaven"! Our Verizon phones and amplified Hotspot device worked great, and we were able to receive many TV channels, which was good since all the trees prevented satellite reception - fine with us! The restroom/laundry building near the camping entrance was fairly new, with clean restrooms and showers, the showers included hooks and benches. The laundry room consisted of one washer, one dryer and a folding table. The other building near the back of the park was older and not in such great shape. There were plenty of roads and trails to keep walkers and bicyclists happy, especially if you included the 1.3 mile access road to the camping area. There was a Publix grocery store about 6 miles up the road, downtown Savannah was about 25 miles away. We couldn't find anything wrong with this place - just what we like and we'll be back! We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park with large pull-through dirt campsites on an island surrounded by salt-marsh. The campground seems very popular with boaters as there is a boat launch in the campground with lots of boat trailer parking. There is a separate boat ramp area on the mainland for non-campers. Touring the earth works of the civil war fort is fun, interesting. and scenic. The only down side to this campground was the smell from the paper mill in Savannah was very noticeable the day we were there. The mill is about 10 miles (or more) away, but the wind conditions were just right that day to make it noticeable for several hours at least. When I asked a staff person who was working indoors what the smell was, she said it could be the low tide smell or the paper mill in Savannah. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Motorhome.

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