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Contact Information, Directions, and Hours of Operation


Address and Contact Information

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Kimberly Hayes, Refuge Manager
5000 Wildlife Drive NE
Townsend, Georgia 31331
(912) 832-4608
savannahcoastal@fws.gov
 

Directions

From I-95, take Exit 67 (South Newport) and turn south onto U.S. Highway 17, towards Darien/Brunswick. In less than a mile, turn left onto Harris Neck Road (just past the Smallest Church in America). Continue on Harris Neck Road for approximately 7 miles to the refuge entrance on your left.
 

Refuge and Visitor Contact Station

Refuge Hours: All refuge lands, including the fishing piers, wildlife drive and associated trails, are open during daylight hours, seven days a week. Visitors may access the refuge through the entrance gate, which is set to automatically open at sunrise each day. The entrance and exit gates both automatically close shortly after sunset. Visitors can enjoy many wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities including hiking, bicycling, wildlife observation and photography, fishing, and hunting (in accordance with regulations and seasons).


Visitor Contact Station Hours: The refuge Visitor Contact Station, which also serves as the staff office, is normally open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding all federal holidays. There may be times when refuge staff are working on other parts of the refuge and this facility has to be temporarily closed. Here, visitors can pick up trail guides and other information about the refuge, as well as learn about the refuge through a series of interpretive exhibits. Indoor restrooms are also provided.
 

Barbour River Landing

Barbour River Landing is a public boat ramp open from 4 AM to 12 midnight. To access this facility, keep driving on Harris Neck Road past the main refuge entrance until the road splits. At the split, keep left onto Barbour River Road and continue to the boat ramp parking lot.
 

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014
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