Campsite 14 faces road so less privacy but campground was nice and clean. Showers were clean and warm and family oriented. Boat dock area has couple bench swings that were wonderful relaxing. Deer came close at night.
Didn’t take the history tour, but loved the southern charm and wildlife throughout the campground. We rode our bikes all over but the most enjoyable ride was the mile of causeway through the salt marshes. Campsite was level and the grounds were full but quiet. The only wifi was at the office/museum, so we would ride there on bikes and sit on the porch watching the visitors and taking care of business. We were visited by a snake and cute little gecko. Wishing we could have stayed much longer.
We really loved this park. Do not leave any food or your cooler out. We had visits from deer everyday. The campground is at the back of this park and Sonia the boat launch. We put our kayaks in and went paddling up the salt marshes. Very peaceful day. Be sure to visit the fort. It is very cool to walk around and see the underground bunkers. So much history here I never knew about.
Really nice campground. Great hikes. Very close to a Publix and two convenience stores. My kids loved the playground and the fort tour!!
Arrived here for a three-night tent stay at spot #53, after a stay at Crooked River. The entrance to the campground is through a long causeway surrounded by beautiful marshes. The campground attendants are tops. There is a nice office/souvenir shop at the entrance to the site. Wood bundles are paid for in cash at a small shed; just pay for what you take and place the money through the slot in the tin can. Site #53 is near the rest rooms which were spacious and individually apportioned. Lots of deer sightings both day and night. Armadillos roam the grounds too. However, the terror of the campground are the very courageous raccoons that will approach your picnic table to steal your food while you're sitting on the other side! As I read in some other review at another site, these raccoons are straight-up terrorists. Couldn't kayak because the facility was closed due to COVID, bummer. Lots of history, some gnarly bugs, some unfortunate rain… may come back.
Fort McAllister is a beautiful state park with lots to do and not too far from Savannah. We stayed here over New Year’s 2020z Check in is at the visitor’s center and then there’s a beautiful drive into the campground. There are docks for boats, plenty of trails and wildlife, a pier you can walk out on and the surrounding plants are amazing. Campsites are plenty spacious enough and it was pretty busy over New Year’s despite it being in the middle of the week so I would suggest booking ahead of time. The drive into the campground was pretty far and was a beautiful drive going over water so if you have bicycles I would highly suggest bringing them because it’s so much more enjoyable riding them around the campground. It’s about a 45 minute drive to Savannah so if you’re planning on driving down there I’d make a day trip out of it. Lots of places to eat at and see in Savannah. There were a few restaurants closer to Fort McAllister but we did not try any of them. Be sure to keep an eye out for some deer!
First camping trip for me and first in a long time for my boyfriend. We had so much fun, every review that talks about the deer being super friendly is more than correct! The site was clean, neighbours weren’t too close and there were great trees to hang our enos!
Drove over by car from Hilton Head to check it out as a quick getaway. Georgia parks are very well kept with clean bathrooms and showers. Fort McAllister is one that is clean. But we found it primitive even though it has some full hookups with 50 Amps. Lots of shade and woodsy sites, but no water views and limited marsh views. Remote, no bike paths. Did not visit Historic Confederate park.
We loved this park. We stayed in the tent area, aptly named deer run. There were plenty of deer there and they are not skittish at all.
The tent sites were spacious, spread out, and shaded.
The bathrooms were clean, and individual, bathroom and shower all in one.
The park was clean overall and does rent SUPs, canoes, and kayaks. The area of the fort is very nice and full of information markers.
There is a store in which you can purchase ice, and a place to purchase firewood right inside the park. Both big pluses in our book.
We will definitely visit again.
There was a good amount of space between you and other campers, the restrooms were nearby (a bit unique, these restrooms were solo bathrooms with a private shower in each one - there were ~3 so that meant a wait only occasionally. The privacy was nice though).
The drive between the office and the grounds were absolutely beautiful. You go through a long stretch of road over marshlands - perfect for biking or walking.
The fishing piers were also beautiful.
All in all this was a surprising gem.