Fort McAllister State Historic Park
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
My husband and I just returned home from our first stay here. We absolutely loved it! All the sites were pull through, the one we chose had some tree roots sticking up but with a little maneuvering we were able to get our travel trailer level without difficulties. The sites were all very large and spaced a good ways apart with electric and water hook up. We saw a lot of wildlife which was nice. We did not use the bathhouse so I can?t comment on that. There was a nice concrete boat ramp with a floating dock for tying off your boat as well as a nice fishing pier where did a lot of crabbing and there was a fish cleaning station. We did not visit any of the historical attractions. Some friends of ours were staying in one of the cottages here and we went and checked it out and was pleasantly surprised! It was very nice and spacious! Our biggest surprise of the whole weekend was that we were not aggravated by bugs or sand gnats. We sat outside both nights and there was a nice breeze. I would highly recommend this park and we are already planning our next trip back!
This is a review for the campground. 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 space 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, $5 making our nightly total $35, which is what, and 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
Informational: We travel in a 36' Class A RV
I stayed here for 2 nights in January.
Site: I stayed in site 50. I liked that all the sites were pull thru and that you got to pick your own. This may be less than ideal when the campground has more guests, but perfect for the off season. I was the only person on my loop, so I felt OK letting my dog run around a bit. That was a plus!
Wi-Fi/Connectivity: There is no public wi-fi at the park store. I really wish I would have checked my phone as I drove around looking for a site because some spots seemed to have Verizon LTE, but I ended up picking a spot with a really weak signal. My booster couldn't even help that signal.
Location: Conveniently located just 30 minutes or so from Savannah.
Bathroom/Shower: The bathroom actually seemed a bit creepy when I walked in because of the fluorescent lights. The shower was incredible though and blasted out lots and lots of hot water.
Wildlife: I felt like I was in the middle of a petting zoo. There were several times I glanced out of my RV window to find several deer grazing. After dark the raccoons moved in took over the entire park. I would estimate that there may have been as many raccoons as humans in the park when I stayed.
Activities: The waterfront is lovely! Make sure to walk down the pier by the park store. I didn't have a chance to take a hike, but there was a 3 mile hike around the park. I got a really nice cup of coffee at Way Station Coffee Co. a few miles from the park.