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Contact Info

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex Headquarters
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
694 Beech Hill Lane
Hardeeville, SC 29927
(843) 784-2468
savannahcoastal@fws.gov

Savannah NWR is a 29,175-acre refuge located in Jasper County, South Carolina, and Effingham and Chatham Counties, Georgia. There are two primary public use areas of the refuge that visitors can drive to: the Visitor Center, located on U.S. Hwy 17, approximately 7 miles north of downtown Savannah, GA, and 7 miles south of Hardeeville, SC, and the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive, located on GA-25/SC-170, approximately one mile east of Port Wentworth, GA.
 

Directions

Savannah NWR Visitor Center
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


From Downtown Savannah: Take Oglethorpe Avenue east which will merge onto the Talmadge Memorial Bridge (US-17). Cross bridge into South Carolina and continue on US-17 for about 7 miles. Savannah NWR Visitor Center entrance will be on your left.

From I-95 Southbound: Take SC Exit 5 (Hardeeville/Savannah), U.S. 17 South towards Savannah, GA (right off of exit ramp). After about 6 miles, you'll come to an interchange with SC 170 West. Stay on U.S. 17 up over the overpass like you're going to Savannah, and the Savannah NWR Visitor Center entrance is approximately 1/2 mile beyond the overpass on your right. There is a sign at the interchange with SC 170 West indicating to exit right for the Savannah NWR, however, this will take you to another part of the refuge; not the visitor center. We recommend stopping at the visitor center first for information on accessing other parts of the refuge.

From I-95 Northbound: Take GA Exit 109 (Port Wentworth), GA Hwy 21 South towards Savannah, GA (right off of exit ramp). Continue on Hwy 21 South approximately 3 miles to traffic light at Bonny Bridge Road and turn left. Continue to first traffic light and take a left onto GA Hwy 25/Coastal Hwy. Follow GA 25 across the Savannah River, into South Carolina and continue for approximately 5 miles to the junction with U.S. Hwy 17. Turn right onto U.S. Hwy 17 South towards Savannah, GA, and the Savannah NWR Visitor center entrance will be on your right in about 1/2 mile.

Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive
Hours: 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset (no overnight use)


From Downtown Savannah: Follow directions above to Visitor Center, but at VC entrance, continue north on U.S. 17 another 1/2 mile to junction with SC 170 West. Turn left onto SC 170 West and drive approximately 2 1/2 miles to Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive entrance on your left.

From I-95 Southbound: Follow directions above to Visitor Center. When you reach the intersection with SC 170 West, veer off to the right onto SC 170 West, and continue for approximately 2 1/2 miles to the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive entrance on your left.

From I-95 Northbound: Follow directions above to Visitor Center. After crossing into South Carolina on GA/25/Coastal Hwy., the entrance to the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive will be on your right in approximately one mile.

 

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2014
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