• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

Nature & Science

Nature & Science
Nature & Science of Fort Pulaski
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Fort Pulaski National Monument is located in Chatham County, Georgia along the Savannah River only a few miles from its junction with the Atlantic Ocean. With the exception of approximately 250 acres on Cockspur Island and 200 acres on McQueens Island, the 5400 acre park consists of tidal marshes and mud flats that are subject to daily inundation of a six to ten foot tide. These two islands that make up the site were, before human intervention, primarily salt marsh.

Click on the links above to learn more about the plants and animals that inhabit the park. You can also learn more about the local environment and ecosystems of Fort Pulaski National Monument and coastal Georgia.

Did You Know?

Cockspur Island Bridge

The bridge connecting McQueens Island and Cockspur Island was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia