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.
One of the Best Campgrounds that's Spacious and has full hookups for a lot of sites… If your into History especially Civil War this is the place…
The park for camping is not well maintained. We stayed on site 6 which is a new site, full hook up, nice marsh view. Grass was tall in many of the campsites and it was very buggy when we were there. We did the tour of the fort and that was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommend the tour. We also visited the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens and enjoyed that very much. Love’s Seafood Restaurant for dinner is close by.
I’ve always loved Fort McAllister as a kid and still haven’t changed. It a very peaceful and clean camp ground.
Camp ground ok but needs to be cleaned up a little
Beautiful sites here and lots of history. We went at Halloween and they had a fun Halloween party for kids and adults at the common area everyone decorated their sites for contest prizes too.
This park is quiet and calm even when it’s busy. There are sites near the salt marshes that offer little to no shade and there are sites away from them that have more shade. The bathrooms are clean and nice with laundry facilities. All sites are pull through with full hook-ups for RVs/trailers. The campground has a short walking trail through the woods while there is another back at the main park. You can also launch boats and kayaks directly from the campground but beware of strong currents and winds if kayaking (be sure to get tidal charts and a map from the checkin desk if you’re adventurous enough to go exploring far). Staying at the campground offers you half price admission to the Fort and museum which is worth visiting. We saw several deer roaming around the campground as well.
The only reason I gave this campground a 4 instead of 5 stars is because the bathhouse near the tent sites was undergoing renovations and not usable. We had a good walk to go to the other bathroom. Also, several trails were closed due to down bridges from the hurricane. Other than that it was a really pretty park with lots of history. We enjoyed all the wildlife we saw and the campsites were spaced out with a little vegetation in between each. There is plenty to do at this campground from trails, museum, fort, water activities… Also, there is a restaurant at the marina before you come into the park. We didn't get a chance to stop by, but it was packed out, so I'm assuming it's tasty. There was an Omelette Cafe about 15 minutes from the park, that had an amazing breakfast for our long ride home.
Ft. McAllister has a variety of camping options. We go a few times a year. Beautiful island.