Wildlife Drive and Trails Remain Open


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announces the suspension of operations at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Visitor Contact Station, effective March 20, 2020. The suspension of operations is supported by CDC's guidance.  The wildlife drive and all outdoor trails will remain open to provide opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

The health and safety of our visitors and employees is our number one priority. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  A reopening date has not been determined at this time. We will notify the public when we reopen facilities and provide updates on our website and social media channels.

We urge our visitors to do their part when visiting the wildlife drive and all trails to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectuous diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.

Updates about the Service's response to coronavirus will be posted at https://www.fws.gov/home/public-health-update.html. For the latest updates on any of the Savannah Coastal Refuges, please follow us on Facebook or give us a call at (843) 784-9911.