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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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birds & aligators + snakes and oppossums

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... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
Christian D
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McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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28 reviews
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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.

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new hampshire
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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 

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Atlanta, GA
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511 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
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.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 

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Woodlawn, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 problems finding the place using our GPS, but also did see signs so we knew... More 

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SOUTH PASADENA
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165 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Peaceful, serene, beautiful birds, history of old WW2 airbase. Great plea to view wildlife and take pictures of 100's of Wood Stork nesting.

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Kent, Ohio
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84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

After visiting Pinckney Island NWR and Savannah NWR, the staff at Savannah NWR suggested we visited Harris Neck NWR and we're very glad they did. My wife and I visited in May and went out one morning to photograph birds during the nesting season. We arrived at the refuge around 8:30am and spent the next four hours driving around and... More 

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