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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 9 things to do in Hardeeville Features Animals
694 Beech Hill Ln, Hardeeville, SC 29927-8958
+1 843-784-2468
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Relaxing drive

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is about a 20 minute drive north of Savannah on Hwy 17. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
If You're in the Area, Stop By!

If you're nearby or in Savannah, this can be a fun diversion. We wanted to get out of the heat so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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694 Beech Hill Ln, Hardeeville, SC 29927-8958
+1 843-784-2468
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is about a 20 minute drive north of Savannah on Hwy 17. The scenic drive is 4 miles long & we took 2 hours to drive through it so we could look for the gators and birds. We saw 5 gators,...More

Thank Retta_ok
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're nearby or in Savannah, this can be a fun diversion. We wanted to get out of the heat so driving through the preserve in our air conditioned car seemed nice. There's lots of information, the place is well kept, you can go out...More

1  Thank WarrenTravler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and son-in-law were in for 5 days over the July 4th weekend so we decided to come here and see what is was all about. My wife and I are here for 9+ years and have never been. Now I know why. What...More

Thank JCMayo1945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The four mile nature drive is a Must Do -- just be sure to slow your roll and let your eyes take it in so that you don't miss the birds dancing on the lily pads or the alligator taking a slow paddle in the...More

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This refuge is in the back country.We came to the Wildlife Drive entrance and talked to the park ranger who explained what the drive was about. We are glad we did it. It was a great drive among old plantation rice fields that have been...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was great to be able to drive through at your own pace. Nice to have this accessible to those that wouldn't be able to walk through the refuge. The audio stops were informative and noted cool parts of history.

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The visitor center was great--friendly and informative docents and good displays. Then came the best part--the drive through the four miles of nature. So happy that we saw so many species of birds in their natural habitat. You can pull over to appreciate the views....More

Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Came on a perfect sunny day in April and we didn't see much of anything... I suggest that if you do have an hour to kill this place is the right place but if you don't just keep on driving by... There was virtually nothing...More

Thank ihartsouthcarolina
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Brought my kids here to check out the sights, while in Pooler for a family emergency. Wanted to give them something exciting to do/see to pass some time. They really enjoyed seeing all the alligators and birds. We did not see the bobcats on this...More

Thank Larry13C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

So one of the GA state park employees told us about this little gem. First it is amazingly free! The visitor center is located right off of Rt 17, however most of the refuge is locate further down the road so you need a vehicle...More

2  Thank OBX717
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29 November 2016|
Response from Dave V |
Your tax dollars. That's it!
29 November 2016|
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Response from Whispermom | Reviewed this property |
A Family membership to Friends of Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is $25, individuals are $15. Volunteers are very welcome, and are the backbone of the refuge. There is o charge to visit, and trust me, the visitors... More
29 August 2016|
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Response from bluepelican | Reviewed this property |
We were there just a couple of weeks ago and most of the lagoons are very low, or dry and overgrown. It was (and has been) very hot for the last couple of months so there was little wildlife activity. You can contact the... More