Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Enjoy Your Visit!

COVID-19 Closures

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, Harris Neck NWR Visitor Contact Station is closed until further notice. The Wildlife Drive and all trails (unless otherwise posted) remain open daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Hunt Information

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Harris Neck NWR offers archery and gun hunting opportunities for both deer and feral hogs. A refuge hunt permit and State licenses are required of all hunter 16 and over.

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History of the Refuge

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The history of Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge is as rich and diverse as the wildlife and habitat resources protected there today.

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Find 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.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources
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

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Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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