Features

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    2018 Photography Contest

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

    Click here for details!

  • 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!

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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!

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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.) WARNING: Please do not use Uber, Lyft or any other ride share service to visit the refuge. The Visitor Center and wildlife viewing areas are separated by several miles of public highway, and there is no on-site transportation to take visitors from one area to another.

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.

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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

Click here to access the eBird Trail Tracker...

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

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS