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Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

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Neighbourhood: Yamacraw Village
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Address: Harris Neck Road, Savannah, GA
Phone Number: +1 912-832-4608
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This site's 2,765 acres consist of saltwater marshes and opportunities for...

This site's 2,765 acres consist of saltwater marshes and opportunities for a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, hunting and bicycling.

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Armadillo heaven

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Hhevenly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 Army airfield during WWII, and many of the trails are paved since they crisscross old... More 

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LaSalle, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 airstrips. A lot of the taxiways and hanger areas are still visible. We must have... More 

2 Thank narimasu70
North Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 parking area right on the main road. Was easy to find. The signage from I-95... More 

3 Thank FBPete
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 were also present two life species for me. A cinnamon teal was swimming along with... More 

2 Thank travelontheroad08530
McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Christian D
new hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 looks at them. Bluebell and Goose Pond have the most waterfowl and Bluebell has a... More 

1 Thank cslnh
Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 happen upon a 'special' weekend exhibition by local volunteers and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center... More 

3 Thank TMOH8

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