Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week!
Celebrate our nation's wildlife heritage with special events scheduled for Blackbeard Island NWR!
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Harris Neck Re-Opens!
The refuge is now partially re-opened with some closures still in place including portions of the Wildlife Drive and Bluebill Pond Trail.
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Refuge Combats Destructive Pine Beetle
Timber harvesting continues to treat a recent infestation of deadly southern pine beetles.
About the Complex
The Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex is comprised of seven national wildlife refuges, totaling 56,949 acres, located in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
Harris Neck is managed as part of the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex.
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About the NWRS
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!
Refuge lands, including the Wildlife Drive (portions closed for pine beetle project), are open from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. All entrance/exit gates will automatically close at sunset each day. Visitor Contact Station is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM with additional hours added seasonally. Barbour River Landing is open from 4:00 AM - midnight, 7 days a week (temporarily closed for paving project.)
Harris Neck NWR offers archery and gun hunting opportunities for both deer and feral hogs. A refuge hunt permit and State licenses are required of all hunter 16 and over.
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The history of Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge is as rich and diverse as the wildlife and habitat resources protected there today.Learn more...
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.Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Butterflies, bats, bees...these hard-working animals help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants, and nearly 75% of our crops.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Wood stork chicks - John Carrington
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016