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Some of the largest weapons of the civil war were naval artillery pieces known as Dahlgren guns. This ranger-led hike explores an area of the park where these weapons have left numerous craters. This is a “bushwhackers hike” off of our normal trail system so please where appropriate shoes and clothing for traversing natural areas.

Cost: $2 per person plus $5 ParkPass per vehicle (purchase your annual ParkPass to save all year long).

For more information, call the park office at 912-727-2339.


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 or call the park office at 912-727-2339.