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Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

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Harris Neck Road, Townsend, Ga, Savannah, GA
+1 912-832-4608
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Wow nice surprise!

Was driving back from birding in Florida, Ocala and Gainesville area, and saw the sign for this... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
North Charleston, South Carolina
A Return trip to one of our favorites

We had visited 2 years before and loved seeing a variety of birds and little alligators... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Lake Wylie, 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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“wood storks” (19 reviews)
“bird watching” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Harris Neck Road, Townsend, Ga, Savannah, GA
Yamacraw Village
+1 912-832-4608
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Was driving back from birding in Florida, Ocala and Gainesville area, and saw the sign for this place on I-95 so what the heck drove on in. Glad I did! First it is a no fee area. Thank you. Next it has a nice little...More

6  Thank FBPete
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We had visited 2 years before and loved seeing a variety of birds and little alligators cohabitating. This year we were treated to some extra surprises. Yes, the little alligators were still in the ponds, as were a variety of ducks and shorebirds; however, there...More

3  Thank travelontheroad08530
Reviewed 17 February 2016

4 miles drive and lots of walks, including a well hidden pond full of burds. Storks nest in the spring; ducks and spoonbills come in the winter; and we saw snakes and one oppossum. Not big but excellent and within 2 hours from Hilton head....More

1  Thank Christian D
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Harris Neck is a terrific place for birdwatchers. There are 5 fresh water ponds (Snipe Pond was being dredged at the time of our visit) with a lot of ducks and waders. We found the birds were not too skittish, so you could get good...More

3  Thank cslnh
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely quiet drive with viewing opportunity for wildlife. Saw birds of many types. The Spanish moss on trees was so pretty. Enjoyed this and worth 7 mile drive off main hwy. hiking available.

Thank Sggypsy
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Having visited coastal Georgia for many years we had often seen the sign for Harris Neck from I95, but had never taken the time to detour off and take a look. Our mistake. My wife and I went at the weekend and were fortunate to...More

3  Thank TMOH8
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My husband and I live in Southside Savannah, it took us about an hour to get to the refuge using I 95 (so keep this in mind. It is not actually in savannah it is in Townsend, but we knew this). We didn't have any...More

Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Anytime I am passing through the east coast of GA, I feel a need to stop here. I love the tour route and getting lost in nature for awhile. There are always birds present and usually many alligators.

2  Thank hubjeanne
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I had a wonderful time taking pictures of birds and alligators. I was able to drive through and stop as needed to take photos. This place is so serene and peaceful.

2  Thank cshowersd
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful little car trip through a series of ponds. You could hop out when you wanted to take pictures. The brochure at the entrance has a map and info about all the animals and history. Worth a day trip for children.

Thank Andrea H
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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