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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 694 Beech Hill Ln, Hardeeville, SC 29927-8958
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Worth the detour.

Me and my son were coming back from Florida and decided we wanted to do something on the way home. At the hotel I looked on TripAdvisor and found this. It was only a short detour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Conway, South Carolina
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Conway, South Carolina
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108 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my son were coming back from Florida and decided we wanted to do something on the way home. At the hotel I looked on TripAdvisor and found this. It was only a short detour off of 95. Bumpy but worth it. We seen many gators. I know we had to have seen at least 10 or more. I... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I get down to the Low Country I try and make a stop and drive-thru The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. It’s home to a large variety of wildlife including ducks, geese, wading birds, shore birds and several threatened or endangered species as well including the American alligator, flatwoods salamander, bald eagle, wood stork, shortnose sturgeon and Florida manatee.... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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285 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Regardless of the name (Savannah) or the grouping in the Blue Goose Passport book (pick one up and start collecting stamps from these wonderful refuges), this park is in South Carolina, not Georgia. Now that the egregious error has been corrected, let's talk about the park. The four-mile loop is very nice and has multiple places to pull out to... More 

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids and I enjoyed the driving loop and short hikes. We counted 31 gators and lots of egrets plus other birds. Look forward to coming again.

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Concord, North Carolina
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96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a break from the Savannah tourist scene, it only takes 10 minutes to drive over the breathtaking Talmadge Bridge and arrive at the Visitors Center at this Refuge. The Center itself is small but informative about the flora and fauna of the area, and has exhibits directed for children. Then, get in your car and drive the nearby 4... More 

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San Jose, California
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only a 10 minute drive from downtown Savannah! Check in at the visitor center for a trail guide or driving tour map. We opted for the 4 miles drive through the refuge. It was perfect! There were places to stop along the way, walk, explore, and take pictures. Can't believe this is so close to historic Savannah and never saw... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to come here, and we sure didn't regret it. In addition to the many different birds we saw such as egrets and ibises, we probably spotted around ten alligators relaxing in the canals. We drove slowly on Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive, a road through the refuge, stopping and pulling over whenever there was something of... More 

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Morton Grove
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75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read on Trip Advisor from others about the Alligators in southern Georgia / southern South Carolina so as we drove from Atlanta to Hilton Head Island for spring break I read about this place. Was not disappointed. on this Wildlife Refuge we drove through the scenic nature tour (approx. 5 miles long) and stopped several times to get out... More 

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Minnesota
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294 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the 4.5 mile drive on a unseasonably hot day so the birding was not real great - we did see lots of gators and large flock of egrets on the right side of the road. Road was fine and at times we drove through large oaks with Spanish moss

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Marietta, Georgia
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plan to spend 1 hour minimum to drive the 5 plus miles one-way gravel road. The are a few stops with an audio tour on 1610 AM on your car radio along the way as well. On our visit we say herons, egrets, alligators, and a male bald eagle. Can't wait to come back and spend more time here. Road... More 

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