Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region

Map and Directions

Savannah NWR is located in Jasper County, South Carolina, and Effingham and Chatham Counties, Georgia. The primary public use areas of the refuge are located on SC-170, approximately six miles south of Hardeeville, SC, one mile east of Port Wentworth, GA, or 7 miles north of Savannah, GA. Below are directions to the refuge from the three most common areas visitors would be traveling from.

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: Take SC Exit 5 (Hardeeville/Savannah), U.S. 17 South (right off of exit ramp if on I-95 South; left off of exit ramp if on I-95 North) towards Savannah, GA. 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 past 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.

Last Updated: May 2, 2012