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    Onslow Island

    Public access to Onslow Island is permitted ONLY on Wednesdays from sunrise to sunset (entry by foot or bicycle only).

  • Young child looking at aquatic invertebrates

    Join the Young Explorers Club!

    We're excited to announce a free, monthly educational program for preschoolers ages 3 & 4. Come once or every month!

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  • White-tailed deer by Michael Leary

    2015-16 Hunt Permits

    Beginning July 15, hunters may purchase the 2015-16 Hunt Permit. Please visit the refuge's hunting web page for details.

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Recent Bird Sightings

eBird Trail Tracker

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Find out what birds are currently being seen at the refuge using the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker

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About the Complex

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex

The Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex is comprised of seven national wildlife refuges, totaling 56,949 acres, located in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

Savannah is managed as part of the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Enjoy Your Visit!

  • Hours of Operation

    All refuge lands, including the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive are open from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. Visitor Center hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ONSLOW ISLAND: Public access to Onslow Island is permitted only on Wednesdays from sunrise to sunset (entry by foot or bicycle only.)

  • Visitor Activities


    There are wildlife-dependent recreational activities offered year-round at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, bicycling, fishing and hunting. Come and enjoy YOUR National Wildlife Refuge today!

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  • Hunt Information


    Savannah NWR offers archery and gun hunting opportunities for both deer, squirrel, waterfowl, turkey, and feral hogs. A refuge hunt permit and State licenses are required for hunters 16 and over.

    Click here for detailed hunting information...
  • Found a baby bird or injured wildlife?

    The refuge is not equipped to take in or care for injured or orphaned animals. The Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources maintains a list of permitted wildlife rehabilitators that you may contact. Georgia DNR is also who should be contacted for any nuisance wildlife issues, including aggressive alligators.

    Click here for information on who to contact...
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Bottomland Hardwood:  Sharon Lindsay
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015
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