• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

Trees and Shrubs

Since the abandonment of the fort in the late eighteen hundreds, a considerable portion of Cockspur Island has reverted to maritime forest. A visitor to Fort Pulaski National Monument today will find approximately 250 acres of upland areas which support a mosaic of maritime forest, shrub communities, maintained grasslands and successional spoil deposit areas.

Some of the trees you will find in the park include:

Pecan (inside fort)
Fig (inside fort)
Palmetto Palms
Yellow Pine
Chinese Tallow Tree
China Berry
Southern Red Cedar
Live Oak

Did You Know?

Cockspur Lighthouse

The present Cockspur Lighthouse dates from 1856. The lighthouse survived the Civil War despite being in direct line of fire during the battle for Fort Pulaski in 1862. Finally extingushed in 1909, the lighthouse was relit in 2007. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia