Facility Activities

Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge offers a variety of opportunities to explore and enjoy the great outdoors from sunrise to sunset every day. You can play in the surf, observe and photograph wildlife, go fishing, or during the season, hunt white-tailed deer.

Wildlife observation, especially birdwatching, is excellent throughout the year on Wassaw.  This barrier island refuge is home to a variety of resident and migratory wildlife species including shorebirds, wading birds, migratory songbirds, raptors, mammals, such as white-tailed deer, and...

Two three-day, non-quota hunts are scheduled in the fall and winter every year. The first is a primitive weapons hunt, and the second is a gun hunt. Five deer, no more than two antlered, and unlimited feral hogs may be taken. The refuge is accessible only by boat, and hunters must make their own...

Saltwater fishing is permitted year-round in the estuarine waters adjacent to the refuge. Bank/beach fishing into estuarine waters is permitted only from sunrise to sunset. Available species are bluefish, spotted seatrout, flounder, red drum, striped bass, tarpon, croaker, saltwater catfish and...

The 20 miles of dirt roads on Wassaw Island and seven miles of beach provide an ideal wildlife trail system for hikers and bicyclers.

The 20 miles of dirt roads on Wassaw Island and seven miles of beach provide an ideal wildlife trail system for hikers and bicyclers.  E-Bikes are allowed.

Perhaps the fastest growing activity on National Wildlife Refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography. That’s not surprising when you consider the popularity of digital cameras and cell phones with ever-improving picture-taking abilities. The number of nature photographers has...