NEWS: Registration Begins April 1 for 1st Annual Harris Neck NWR Kids Fishing Day
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host the 1st Annual Harris Neck NWR Kids Fishing Day on Satudray, June 8, 2013. Pre-registration for this free event is required and begins April 1. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.
NEWS: Seasonal Closure of Woody Pond Goes into Effect March 1, 2013
Beginning March 1, 2013, the perimeter of Woody Pond, with the exception of Woody Pond Dike, will be closed to all public access to limit disturbance to nesting endangered wood storks. This area will remain closed throughout nesting season; visitors are asked to please avoid this area and obey all posted signs.
Welcome to Harris Neck NWR
Harris Neck NWR was established in 1962 by transfer of federal lands formerly managed by the Federal Aviation Administration as a WWII Army airfield. Located in McIntosh County, Georgia, the refuge serves as an important link in the chain of refuges along the Atlantic seaboard, and is the inland base for two neighboring barrier island refuges, Blackbeard Island and Wolf Island refuges, both located southeast of Harris Neck.
Harris Neck's 2,824 acres consists of salt marsh, open fields, forested wetland and mixed hardwood/pine forest. Because of this great diversity in habitat, many species of birds are attracted to the refuge throughout the year. In the summer, thousands of egrets and herons nest in the freshwater ponds, while in the winter, waterfowl can be found feeding and resting on the refuge.
Over 15 miles of paved roads and trails provide the visitor easy access to the many different habitats. Chosen for it's accessibility and bird diversity, Harris Neck is one of 18 sites forming the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, inaugurated in 2000.
Getting There . . .
Harris Neck NWR is located in McIntosh County, Georgia, 5 miles north of Eulonia and 50 air miles south of the port city of Savannah. To reach Harris Neck, take Exit 67 off I-95 and travel south on U.S. 17 for approximately one mile, then east on Harris Neck Road for seven miles to the main entrance gate.