Recreation in Richmond Hill


Because of its coastal location and proximity to Savannah, opportunities for recreation in Richmond Hill are abundant. Even beyond the coast, Richmond Hill offers a wide variety of activities for a diversity of interests.

The hallmark and largest attraction for recreation in Richmond Hill has to be Fort McAllister State Park, located just off highway 144. This Georgia state park isn’t just an attraction for residents of Richmond Hill, it attracts tourists throughout the region, featuring 65 campsites, 7 cottages, 2 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, a pioneer camp, and a back country campsite. There is also a civil war museum on site, showcasing the history of the fort. Fort McAllister was a civil war era fort that survived union attack seven times before finally falling during General Sherman’s “march to the sea”. Today visitors of the park can explore the grounds featuring cannons, a furnace, and bomb proof barracks. The park itself is beautifully nestled among expansive live oaks and coastal marshes along the Ogeechee, making the park a popular attraction for campers. The park also offers a boat ramp, fishing dock, and walking trails. Learn more about events and admission to Fort McAllister at:

The city of Richmond Hill maintains an extensive park system for a city of its size, making numerous opportunities for recreation in Richmond Hill available to all residents. JF Gregory park, located right in the center of town near the intersection of US Highway 17 and Highway 144/Ford Ave is one of the largest parks in the city. It features an amphitheater, nature trails, pavilions, a playground, and meeting areas.

There is also an active branch of the Coastal YMCA located in the city of Richmond Hill. This means a plethora of amenities for all ages are conveniently available with affordable membership rates!

Recreation in Richmond Hill is exemplary for a town of its size, and options become even more numerous with Savannah just right up the road.


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