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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC 29927
Phone Number: (843) 784-2468
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Activities: Viewing wildlife

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This was a beautiful place to see. The smell was kinda strong at times but I guess the wildlife like it that way. We had a bird fly into the car as we were driving so there's one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a beautiful place to see. The smell was kinda strong at times but I guess the wildlife like it that way. We had a bird fly into the car as we were driving so there's one less to see when you come.

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SOUTH PASADENA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was my first visit to the wildlife tour road in Hardeeville, SC. This should say it all: it took me 5 hours to drive the 4 mile road. I just kept stopping to look, photograph, listen, enjoy. I certainly hope I can come back another time. Very enjoyable. Bird activity was greater than I expected due to the heat.

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hardeeville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great to drive through with children. See lots of alligators, snakes, rabbits, turtle, birds. Takes about 30 minutes if you go slow and check out all the ponds and lagoons. Be careful about getting out and walking close to waters edge. Alligators are pretty fast.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is part of our national park system. It's about a 20 minute drive from Savannah, across the high bridge into South Carolina. The new visitor center is excellent. Visitors should watch the short film first. It explains the area wildlife, history and the way the Savannah River plays a key role. Then roam around the... More 

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We visited here on a Saturday hoping to see some alligators in the wild and were not disappointed. The drive is one-way, and there are several locations along the 4 mile route where the gators tend to be most easily viewable. There is about a ten -15 foot drop down into the canals so you feel a little safe getting... More 

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Kent, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Savannah NWR is a very nice wildlife refuge with a 4-mile scenic wildlife drive (the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive). 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 8:30 and spent the next three hours driving around and enjoying the wildlife. While we didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The day was hot and humid.....so touring a nature preserve in the air conditioned car was a no brainer. We managed to see a number of alligators and a small owl. Our visit was time limited and I'm sure there was a lot more to see. You can also bike or walk the trails.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Four mile loop - at roughly 10 miles or less and hour. Went on a Saturday morning around 1030 and there must have been 50 - 80 others out in on the path (either biking or cars). So - you need to have the time and patience. If you are heading to the airport (like me) allow plenty of time.... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

On our way to Hilton Head, we drove the four-mile loop and were pleasantly surprised by the beauty and the wildlife. On our way back home, we stopped in at the Visitor's Center. The introductory film was very informative as were the displays. We also enjoyed the short nature hike behind the visitor's center.

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Hardeeville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've always loved alligators and as long as you go at the right time of year (early Spring is best) you'll definitely see them, lots of them. Plus, it's great to actually bicycle around the refuge to see what other nature you might find from all sorts of birds to raccoons, to bobcats, turtles. I go here as often as... More 

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Address: 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC 29927
Phone Number: (843) 784-2468
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Hardeeville

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