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  • Holiday Duck

    Savannah NWR Holiday Hours

    Visitor Center closed Nov. 24, Dec. 24-26, and Jan. 1 & 2. Wildlife Drive and other refuge lands will be open daily throughout the holidays.

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    Youth Turkey Hunt & Learn

    Apply by Jan. 31 for this unique and educational hunting experience; Information sheet and application available on our hunting web page.

    Click for hunting webpage

  • Young Explorer's Club

    Join the Young Explorers Club!

    Come on out for a free, monthly educational program for preschoolers ages 3 & 4. Come once or every month!

    Click here for details...

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    2016-17 Hunt Permits

    Refuge hunters 16 and older must purchase a 2016-17 Hunt Permit. Please visit the refuge's hunting web page for details.

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  • EE Program

    Planning a School Field Trip?

    Savannah NWR offers a variety of environmental education programs for students of all ages, including teacher workshops!

    Click here for more information

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

Click here to access the eBird Trail Tracker...

About the Complex

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex

The Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex is comprised of seven national wildlife refuges, totaling 56,949 acres, located in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

Savannah is managed as part of the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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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Enjoy Your Visit!

  • Hours of Operation

    All refuge lands, including the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive are open from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. Visitor Center hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding all federal holidays). ONSLOW ISLAND: Public access to Onslow Island is permitted only on Wednesdays from sunrise to sunset (entry by foot or bicycle only.)

  • Visitor Activities

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    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

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    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.

    Click here for detailed hunting information...
  • 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.

    Click here for information on who to contact...
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Bottomland Hardwood:  Sharon Lindsay
Last Updated: Dec 01, 2016
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