Wolf Island NWR

Aerial Image, USDA 2009

About Wolf Island NWR

Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge, which includes Egg Island and Little Egg Island, was established in 1930. Located at the mouth of the Altamaha River, the refuge provides a critical sanctuary for migrating shorebirds. The refuge consists of a long narrow strip of oceanfront beach backed by a broad band of saltwater marsh. In fact, over 75% of the refuge's 5,126 acres is saltmarsh. In 1975, the entire refuge was designated a National Wilderness Area.


Though the refuge's salt waters are open to recreational activities like boating, fishing, and wildlife observation, all beach, marsh, and upland areas are closed to the public. 

Click the image to be redirected to Vimeo for a short clip on Wolf Island NWR!