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Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

#69 of 217 things to do in Savannah Features Animals
Harris Neck Road, Savannah, GA
+1 912-832-4608
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Always a pleasure

To go visit the park. The bird numbers were down somewhat this weekend from what we normally... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert D
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Oakdale, California, United States
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Take your bug spray!

Fun drive through a wildlife refuge that at one time was an airfield. Park your car and take in... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
niteowljune
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Huntersville, North 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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“wood storks” (21 reviews)
“goose pond” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Harris Neck Road, Savannah, GA
Yamacraw Village
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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

Thank gwayne1
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

So bike ride. An easy bike ride. The wildlife 'show in spring will be amazing. Don't miss this for a day outing for exploration, fishing, etc.

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great place for hiking or a scenic drive. Drive into the park and park by the trailhead. Lots of animals! Gorgeous views!! The section between green pond and goose pond was my favorite!

Thank jessloveless
Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a beautiful drive through HNWR! I saw many beautiful birds I'd never seen before and even a couple of armadillos. The trees are beautiful in their natural state and dripping with Spanish Moss. There is even history to this refuge....definitely worth a drive through.

1  Thank Hhevenly
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Harris Neck is an island about 8 miles east of I-95, and it's a solid option if you're looking to take a break from the expressway. There's a scenic loop drive dotted with walking trails and views of ponds and tidal marshes. This was an...More

1  Thank 43rdParallel
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Stacey Welch, a federal wildlife officer, turned us on to this place. We were biking around the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and he told us of another location worth our time.Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge used to be an old WW II airport with three...More

2  Thank narimasu70
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BigBoy1142
Why are pets on a short leash prohibited in the park? I would enjoy hiking with my dog on a short leash. Thanks
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
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