Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Welcome to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge!

About Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1927 as a 2,352 acre migratory bird refuge. Since then it has grown to 31,551 acres that provide habitats for a variety of plants and animals. It is named after the Savannah River which flows through the refuge. About half the refuge lies in Georgia, the other half in South Carolina.


Due to destruction of the impoundment system caused by Hurricane Irma, the impoundment system is currently under construction. As a result, the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive and associated trails are closed.

We thank you for your patience as we do our best to improve the impoundment system that supports wildlife and habitat.

To learn more about the project and get updates on the progress of the construction, follow us on Facebook.

View from Visitor Center trail


There's plenty to do at any of the following refuge destinations!

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Savannah NWR

Explorers Badge
Gator Detective Badge
Tallow Trivia
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