Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge

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About Wassaw NWR

Established in 1969, the 10,053-acre refuge includes beaches with rolling dunes, live oak and slash pine woodlands, and vast salt marshes. This island oasis is an important link in a chain of barrier islands that support a variety of migratory birds and nesting sea turtles. The refuge is open to visitors daily, from sunrise to sunset, for a variety of recreational activities including hiking, bicycling, saltwater fishing, and beach use. It is accessible only by boat, and visitors must provide their own transportation.

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