Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Hardeeville

#38 of 275 in Parks in South Carolina
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is a 31,551 acre (128 km²) National Wildlife Refuge located in Chatham and Effingham counties in Georgia and Jasper County in South Carolina. Of the total area, 15,395 acres (62 km2) is in Georgia and 15,263 acres (62 km2) is in South Carolina. The refuge was established to provide sanctuary for migratory waterfowl and other birds and as a nature and forest preserve for aesthetic and conservation purposes.

The refuge is one of seven refuges administered by the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex in Hardeeville, South Carolina. The complex has a combined staff of 25 with a fiscal year 2018 budget of roughly $3,000,000.

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  • Walked around after stopping when driving from Savannah back to Hilton Head. A beautiful place and a lovely drive  more »
  • Save your self a drive everything is got gates closed at main roads driving by. Hopefully employees are laid off since they are closed  more »
  • I love nature and being near by where they live. It's a 5 mile road trip you can sit in your car and drive and observe the herons, Kootz and mallards. Besides this you can even see an alligator or two. You are allowed to get out of your car and take pics but no harassing of the alligators. You can also walk or run the 5 miles but as the temperature is really high you may prefer your air conditioned vehicle. Well, if in the area stop by and enjoy yourself.
  • Was incredibly HOT but it's beautiful with plenty of wildlife to photograph. Wish there were some clearer paths to photograph the plants and wildlife in the water. I'm sure there are more wildlife in the non summer but with summer ( early August) there were huge butterflies and dragonflies to shoot.

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