Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week!
Celebrate our nation's wildlife heritage with special events scheduled for Blackbeard Island NWR!
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2016-17 Hunt Permits
Beginning July 15, hunters may purchase the 2016-17 Hunt Permit. Please visit the refuge's hunting web page for details.
Join the Young Explorers Club!
Come on out for a free, monthly educational program for preschoolers ages 3 & 4. Come once or every month!
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Planning a School Field Trip?
Savannah NWR offers a variety of environmental education programs for students of all ages, including teacher workshops!
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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.
Savannah 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!
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.)
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!Learn more...
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...
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...
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., Bottomland Hardwood: Sharon Lindsay
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2016