Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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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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    2020 Photography Contest

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

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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 is also closed as contractors resume work on repairing a primary water control structure that was destroyed during Tropical Storm Irma. Weekend and holiday openings of the drive may be possible and will be evaluated week to week. All trails north of SC 170 and Kingfisher Pond 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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