After Irma, Fort Pulaski has Reopened to Visitors!

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Date: October 7, 2017
Contact: Joel Cadoff, 912-665-1323

SAVANNAH, GA – Fort Pulaski National Monument has reopened to the public after being closed since September 7th due to extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma. After a month of intense recovery operations conducted by Fort Pulaski staff, Cockspur Island and Fort Pulaski are again accessible to visitors. Normal operating hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. have resumed.

Please be advised the park’s water system is not operating in the historic area of the park. Water is not available in and around Fort Pulaski and the visitor center comfort station is closed. Please come prepared with your own water, if possible, as the weather is still quite warm and humid. While the park works to restore the water system and establish a temporary comfort station, portable bathrooms are available near the visitor center. The picnic area restrooms are fully operational. We apologize in advance for inconveniences this may cause.

Most trails on Cockspur Island are now open with the exception of the Lighthouse Trail and a portion of the Dike System Trail from Fort Pulaski Road to the Feeder Canal. Please observe all posted trail closures and use caution. These trails remain closed due to widespread damage and your patience is appreciated.

There is still a lot of work to be done before Fort Pulaski National Monument will be fully operational. Please observe all safety alerts and closures. The Cockspur Island Lighthouse tower and island are closed to the public (including kayakers and boaters) due to preservation efforts.

For information on trail closures, tour schedules, and ranger program descriptions, please visit us online at You can also follow the park on Instagram at, Twitter at or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah.


Last updated: October 9, 2017

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