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General Information

Description - Harris Neck NWR serves as an important link in the chain of refuges along the eastern seaboard, and is the inland base for two neighboring barrier island refuges, Blackbeard Island and Wolf Island Refuges, both located southeast of Harris Neck.

The refuge's 2,762 acres includes 665 acres of open fields, 649 acres of mixed forest, 1,295 acres of salt marsh, and 153 acres of freshwater impoundment's.

ENDANGERED & THREATENED SPECIES ON THE REFUGE: wood stork, peregrine falcon, bald eagle, American alligator

Recreation - Recreation opportunities include hiking, saltwater fishing, hunting, photography, bicycling, and wildlife observation

Organized activities include deer hunts, special events scheduled through the Savannah Coastal Refuges,volunteer conducted interpretive and educational programs, by appointment. Call 912-652-4415 for information

Climate - Climate throughout much of Georgia is warm to hot and humid in summer with winters generally mild. One should be prepared for cold weather during winter months.

Location - Take Exit 12 (South Newport River) on I- 95 to U.S. 17 south; travel south one mile on U.S. 17 to Harris Neck Road, travel east on Harris Neck Road for seven miles.


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Filed By: heidi sage (hinesville, ga)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I was a first time visitor together with my grandson (14) and will be back again. I enjoyed it and will be back with my camera.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Amazing number of nesting egrets, herons, wood storks, etc. Also alligators, ospreys, turtles. This was in early May 2001. Wonderful


More Information

Contact Information:
Harris Neck NWR, 1000 Business Center Drive, Suite 10 , Savannah, GA, 31405, Phone: 912-652-4415
, r4rw_ga.scr@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Coastal Region - The coastal area of Georgia includes the southeastern corner of the state reaching the Atlantic Ocean. Savannah is the major city of the region and is accessible by Interstate 16 from Atlanta.
Georgia's National Wildlife Refuges - There are nine Wildlife Refuges in Georgia. Many of the refuges lie along the coast. Recreation opportunities include hiking, saltwater fishing, hunting, photography, bicycling, and wildlife observation.

Links:
Harris Neck NWR - Official agency website

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