Savannah National Wildlife Refuge


An aerial view of Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
An aerial view of Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
An alligator at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is a 29,175-acre property straddling the line between Georgia and South Carolina. The refuge contains some 38 miles of the Savannah River and another 25 miles of tributary streams and creeks within its boundaries. At one time most of the property was being farmed for rice and many of the water impoundment structures from those days are still in use as part of the refuge's water control system.

The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (also headquarters of the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex) is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 4:30 pm. The refuge itself is a day-use only property, open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. Camping, campfires, pets and off-road vehicle use are not allowed. There are no fees involved.

Map of Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge map