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Wolf Island
National Wildlife Refuge


Various shorebirds feeding on the beach at Wolf Island NWR.
Barrier island located off of the Georgia coast
Administered by Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA   
E-mail: savannahcoastal@fws.gov
Phone Number: 912-832-4608
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/wolfisland
Wolf Island NWR, which was designated a National Wilderness Area in 1975, supports notable concentrations of waterfowl, wading/marsh birds and shorebirds.
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  Overview
Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge
Wolf Island NWR, located approximately 12 miles off the coast of Darien, Georgia in McIntosh County, was established on April 3, 1930 to provide protection and habitat for migratory birds. The barrier island refuge consists of Wolf Island and two smaller islands, Egg and Little Egg. Over 75% of the refuge's 5,126 acres are composed of saltwater marsh.

Wolf Island NWR was designated a National Wilderness Area in 1975 and is maintained as such, with it's primary purpose being to provide protection for migratory birds and such endangered and threatened species as the loggerhead sea turtle and piping plover. Due to it's status as a wilderness area, no public use facilities are planned on the refuge. Though the refuge's saltwaters are open to a variety of recreational activities such as fishing and crabbing, all beach, marsh, and upland areas are closed to the public.


Getting There . . .
Wolf Island NWR is located approximately 12 miles off the coast of Darien, Georgia in McIntosh County. Due to the limited amount of uplands the refuge is closed to allow wildlife to use these areas undisturbed. Visitors must make their own arrangements to reach the saltwater areas of the refuge. Marinas in the Darien, Georgia area may offer such transportation.

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Due to the limited amount of uplands the refuge is closed to allow wildlife to use these areas undisturbed.




Recreation and Education Opportunities
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Management Activities
The entire refuge is designated as a wilderness area, therefore resource values are maintained by natural processes. The refuge is monitored to ensure that these values have not been compromised. Law enforcement and education/interpretation are the primary management tools used.