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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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Lovely nature reserve with lots to see

What a surprise to find the Savannah Nature reserve in South Carolina! But a short drive from Savannah and well worth visiting. The main access is through a 4.5 drive but I'd... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Gayle M
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a surprise to find the Savannah Nature reserve in South Carolina! But a short drive from Savannah and well worth visiting. The main access is through a 4.5 drive but I'd urge you to stop and go on one of the several hiking trails, particularly if you like to see a variety of beautiful birds and aren't afraid of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Alligators, Egrets, bald eagle, heron, turtles, and many other types of birds. Gorgeous 4 mile scenic drive. We saw so much and got so many amazing photos. This was a highlight of our trip, and we just stumbled on it! Family ranges in age from 22 yrs old down to 10 yrs old, with teenagers in-between. So glad found this.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This has been the best thing I've done in Savannah. We went on the drive through the refuge around noon and saw 10 alligators! We could get out of the car and get pictures from a safe distance. This is an absolute must!

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Dawson, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from Central Illinois we were very intrigued by the SNWR. Lots of birds to view. What we didn't expect to see were alligators in early March. I think we counted 7 before we concluded our drive through the refuge. The AM radio station was helpful as well. If you are close by this area, you should take the time... More 

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Thank Greg L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love nature and this was a really fun experience. We loved seeing all the wildlife such as, alligators, birds, turtles, etc. We wished we could have seen the bobcat and the other feline that the receptionists mentioned. It's really nice that you can drive around and stop wherever you want.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Herons, coots, moorhens, blue winged teal, egrets, white ibis, red-bellied woodpecker, northern harrier, american kestrel, yellow rumped warbler, blue grey gnatcatcher, 5 crocodiles. One of our group got alot of bites on legs but we saw no bugs.

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Atlanta Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

A hidden gem of a place not too far from Savannah. Nice little museum. Fantastic staff. The volunteer on duty was very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about the refuge and people's experience. Brochures provided are excellent. There are hiking trails and a car trail where you can get off and walk to view the wildlife. A good variety of birds.... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Excellent dioramas and commentary by volunteers in visitor center. Attractive store with lots of entertaining and educational gift selections. Then lots of birds, wet-lands, and alligators to see and photo when taking the 4 mile drive through the refuge

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Hilton Head Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful blue sky and 77 degree temperature in January led us to choose this beautiful place rather than an art museum. This refuge boasts a great Visitor Center and gift shop (bonus feature - no sales tax) and many hiking trails, but the highlight is a four plus mile drive through the old rice plantation. Drive slowly, roll down the... More 

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Saint Augustine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

This place is a wonder for history buffs and nature lovers. The stories behind these dikes and the intact cistern were a pleasure to find. Wonderful viewing for ducks, coots, herons, and of course alligstors. We had the luck of seeing a red tailed hawk and a gator with her three babies on her back! It's a nice walk -... More 

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