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.


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    Youth Turkey Hunt & Learn

    Please join us for this unique and educational hunting experience. Information and applications available on our hunting page.

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    Impoundment Rehabilitation Project

    Extensive rehabilitation of the 3,000-acre impoundment system are ongoing. Wildlife Drive and other trails are closed until further notice.

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    Visitor Center Closed

    In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Visitor Center remains closed until further notice.

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Enjoy Your Visit!

Refuge Closures

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, Savannah NWR Visitor Center is closed until further notice. The Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive and all trails adjacent to the freshwater impoundment system that runs along both sides of SC 170 will be closed for extensive habitat renovations beginning Sep. 8, 2020 until further notice. Solomon Tract, Kingfisher Pond, and trails around the Visitor Center remain open daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Visitor Activities


There are wildlife-dependent recreational activities offered year-round at Savannah NWR including hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing, photography, fishing and hunting. Come and enjoy YOUR National Wildlife Refuge today!

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Hunt Information


Savannah NWR offers archery and gun hunting opportunities for deer, squirrel, waterfowl, turkey, and feral hogs. A refuge hunt permit and State licenses are required for hunters 16 and over.

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Found 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.

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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

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex

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

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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