Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene.


  • Seeking Comments on Draft Hunt Plan

    Public comments will be accepted on Draft Hunt Plan and Environmental Assessment through April 30, 2020.

    Click here for more information

  • Wildlife Drive and Trails Open

    In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Visitor Center is closed. Laurel Hill Widlife Drive and all refuge trails remain open.

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    2020 Photography Contest

    From youth to professional, all are welcome to enter this free contest! Prizes awarded!

    Click here for details!

Enjoy Your Visit!

COVID-19 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 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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