Contact Information, Directions, and Hours of Operation

Physical Address

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
5000 Wildlife Drive
Townsend, Georgia 31331


From I-95, take Exit 67 (South Newport) and turn south onto U.S. Highway 17, towards Darien/Brunswick. In less than a mile, turn left onto Harris Neck Road (just past the Smallest Church in America). Continue on Harris Neck Road for approximately 7 miles to the refuge entrance on your left.

Contact Information

Harris Neck NWR is managed as part of a complex of national wildlife refuges with no staff assigned directly to the refuge. To talk to someone about the refuge, please use the contact information below:

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex
694 Beech Hill Lane
Hardeeville, SC 29927
(843) 784-2468

Refuge and Visitor Contact Station

Refuge Hours: All refuge lands, including the fishing piers, wildlife drive and associated trails, are open during daylight hours, seven days a week. Visitors may access the refuge through the entrance gate, which is set to automatically open at sunrise each day. The entrance and exit gates both automatically close shortly after sunset. Visitors can enjoy many wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities including hiking, bicycling, wildlife observation and photography, fishing, and hunting (in accordance with regulations and seasons). Trail guides are available in the information kiosk at the refuge entrance.

Visitor Contact Station Hours:CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS. The refuge Visitor Contact Station, which also serves as the staff office, is normally open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, excluding all federal holidays (additional hours may be added seasonally when resident volunteers are present). Here, visitors can pick up a trail guide and other information about the refuge, as well as learn about the refuge through a series of interpretive exhibits. Indoor restrooms are also provided.

Barbour River Landing

Barbour River Landing is a public boat ramp open 24 hours (with a not to exceed 72 hours limit). To access this facility, keep driving on Harris Neck Road past the main refuge entrance until the road splits. At the split, keep left onto Barbour River Road and continue to the boat ramp parking lot.