Located on the bank of the Great Ogeechee River south of Savannah, this park is the home of the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The sand and mud earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads, but did not fall until captured in 1864 by Gen. William T. Sherman during his March to the Sea. Nestled among giant live oaks and beautiful salt marsh, this park is a quiet location for camping, hiking, fishing and picnicking. The parks Civil War museum features an interior designed to resemble a bombproof, containing exhibits and artifacts, a video and gift shop. Three cottages sit on stilts at the marsh edge, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp and nature trail.

This trail is still closed and has been for some time. Fort McAllister has one other trail option but not as scenic.

The trail was closed due to Pinebeetle infestation, so was not able to complete, but it looked nice from what I saw.

walking
3 months ago

The trail was closed due to a pinebeetle infestation, so I was not able to complete it.

walking
10 months ago

The trail is only accessible to campers, a detail that ended up changing our plans for the day. Instead of exploring the trail we explored the co-located Fort McAllister Museum (which was awesome!) and will do the trail at a future camping date.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Redbird Creek Trail was nice, mostly flat. The sign at the beginning of the trail says pine beetles destroyed a patch of trees, so they were cleaning that up and to watch out for sawn trees in the path. We noticed other trees down but I think those were damaged from hurricane Matthew. They have rerouted some of the trails around large trees that were downed. The trail is easy to follow. There were plenty of birds when we went. We also found animal tracks and crabs in the mud when we walked over the bridges. We did find ticks on us, so check your self and your dogs.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

nice trail. not hard to follow

hiking
Monday, July 06, 2015

Nice trail once you get passed the first half mile. I'm not sure why but there has been a ton of clear cutting and all the debris and downed trees are still laying around. After you're clear of that area the trail becomes a trip back in time to a prehistoric era marsh going crazy with wild life. My two oldest kids and I had a blast. We saw hundreds of crabs, birds, lizards and even a baby fawn!

hiking
Monday, March 17, 2014

A nice local trail approx 3 miles with 2 primitive campsites off the trail. Beware of large mud puddles due to the way the trail is cut through the woods. This mainly occurs after large rain falls. There are several bridges that go over the marsh on this trail. There is usually a large collection of geocaches along this trail that frequently change and are updated. Overall, very nice trail for a leisurely hike through the woods.

mountain biking
Wednesday, January 01, 2014

we didn't know how wet this trail would be. lots of low areas with deep gullies. We were on street bikes. Definitely needed mountain bikes.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 06, 2015