Fort McAllister State Park, a 1,725-acre Georgia state park home to the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, will host these fun summer upcoming events:
Fishing In Our Coastal Waters @ Fort McAllister State Park
Saturday, June 20, 2015
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Learn about how to fish in our local rivers and around the barrier islands from our experts. You will learn about the regulations and required licenses as well as what equipment you need. Live or artificial bait, how to throw a cast net, and where and when to fish, will all be covered in this informative class. This is perfect for new Georgians. $4 per person.
Junior Ranger Camp @ Fort McAllister State Park
Weekdays, June 22 – 26, 2015
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The theme for this camp is Archaeology and Native Americans of our area. We will have archeological digs and discover hidden treasures. Work beside a professional archaeologist and use their tools to learn just what they do as an archaeologist. We will also explore the Guale Tribe who once made their home right here. $90 per child.
Independence Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park
Saturday, July 4, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day like it’s 1864. Join us for old-fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings and musket demonstrations. $8 per adult and $5 per children ages 6-17.
Story Time With A Ranger @ Fort McAllister State Park
Thursday, July 16, 2015
10 – 11 a.m.
Join a ranger as she reads stories with a nature theme. Enjoy the books and then stay for some fun at our playgrounds and picnic areas. $5 parking.
Labor Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park
Saturday, September 5, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for some old-fashioned family fun. Civil War era games and prizes. $8 per adult and $5 per children ages 6-17.
Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email your questions to FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.
ABOUT FORT MCALLISTER:
Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister 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. Seven cabins 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.
For more information, visit www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister.
Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324