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Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

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Migration times of the year is best for bird watchers

First time I saw this wildlife refuge was during the fall migration. The trees were so full of... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
lots of wildlife to see!!

my husband and i were just driving around and happened upon this wonderful place. we had time to... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Summerville, South Carolina
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This site's 2,765 acres consist of saltwater marshes and opportunities for a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, hunting and bicycling.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Harris Neck Road, Townsend, Ga, Savannah, GA
Yamacraw Village
+1 912-832-4608
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

First time I saw this wildlife refuge was during the fall migration. The trees were so full of birds, it was awesome. We saw deers, armadillos, snakes, gators among others. Along the major drive there is a large pond with lots of gators.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

my husband and i were just driving around and happened upon this wonderful place. we had time to kill and were curious so we went in. it's a really nice relaxing drive and we decided to gator spot...and we weren't disappointed. we saw at least...More

Thank blondie_524
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Over the last fifteen years my wife and I have visited many NWRs, and Harris Neck is one of the best. A refuge of modest size, it contains a diversity of habitats and a good variety of animals and birds. The Wildlife Drive makes it...More

2  Thank EasternWillotts
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is one of those places that I've heard the name of for years, but not many details. Finally was drawn here by a geocache, and I wish I had been here long before. There is history galore, accessible trails, gorgeous trees, peace, quiet and...More

1  Thank YcnanGA
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

A great location for water bird sighting (we saw wood stork; tricolored heron, black crowned night heron, great blue heron, anhinga, great egret in mating display, gallinule, hooded merganser and a red headed duck (1 male, 2 females). Plus alligators galore of all ages including...More

Thank edieann
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

To go visit the park. The bird numbers were down somewhat this weekend from what we normally witness. The wood storks were in abundance and made a racket. We did not see any alligators this time. That is perhaps the first time I have not...More

1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Fun drive through a wildlife refuge that at one time was an airfield. Park your car and take in some of the short walks. We saw a eagle and lots of shore and other birds, so bring your camera or binoculars!

Thank niteowljune
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Go now to see gators (mating season) and nesting wood storks. Lots of trails to walk on and also auto trail. Best to go in morning before it gets too hot. Be sure to being bug spray and sunscreen.

1  Thank cathyd
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We're not "birders" in the often competitive sense, but are dedicated enthusiasts, and this was one of the best excursions for bird watching we've had in quite a while. The driving tour through the preserve takes you on a big loop to the prime locations,...More

1  Thank BobHoward9
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was absolutely a delight. When you first see the rookery it will take your breath away. There are literally hundreds of Wood Storks up in the tree in a panoramic view around Woody Pond. The hiking trails are easy to walk and many are...More

1  Thank gwayne1
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10 July 2017|
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Response from cathyd | Reviewed this property |
No, it is free and you can pick up a map when you first turn in. There is a portable restroom there, but none in the park. Be sure to bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.
20 February 2016|
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Response from cshowersd | Reviewed this property |
My guess is that the wildlife is in its natural habitat and the refuge does not want anything to disturb them which may create an environment that could cause harm to the animals, you or your pet. When I was there I counted... More