Savannah NWR Visitor Center



Opened in 2010, the Savannah NWR Visitor Center is open Monday - Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding all Federal holidays) and provides visitors a more enhanced refuge experience. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers are always on-hand at the front desk to help get you where you need to go, as well as answer any questions you may have. A stop at the Visitor Center includes the following:

  • A 10-minute orientation video about the refuge, its history, and current management practices.
  • A gallery of museum-quality, interactive exhibits to further your understanding of the refuge's vast wildlife and habitat resources.
  • "The Gator Hole", a nature and book store operated by the refuge's non-profit Friends Group, Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges. Filled with wildlife-inspired books, apparel, jewelry and more, the perfect souvenir to remember your visit can easily be found here!
  • The Beech Hill Trail, which leads visitors along a short, paved interpretive pathway that borders the edge of a gorgeous Cypress swamp.
  • A pollinator garden filled with plants that are beneficial to butterflies, bees, dragonflies and more. Its absolutely "buzzing" with activity from late spring through fall!
  • The bird sanctuary contains a small arrangement of bird baths, misters and feeders that attracts a variety of birds throughout the year; especially during the spring and fall when many birds are migrating through the refuge. Visitors are welcome to sit quietly under a pergola and enjoy this tranquil site.
  • Clean, spacious restrooms and ample parking for vehicles, including buses and RVs.