national and state parks in chatham county florida

National Parks
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Chatham County, Georgia




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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Portions are in Georgia and portions are in South Carolina.

Ursla Island, Hog Marsh Island, Argyle Island, Onslow Island and Hog Island are all islands in Georgia that are part of the Savannah NWR.

No vehicular access to areas of this refuge in Georgia. The Millstone ramp above Route 95 in Jasper County SC offers boat access to the upper areas of the reserve, another ramp called Becks Ferry in Jasper County SC sits at the upper most end of the reserve.

Vehicular access is gained from South Carolina, click here to go to that information.

Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge

GPS 31° 2'42.38" N    80° 58'58.39" W
( Dock at southern end of island )

Wassaw Island, one of Georgia's coastal barrier islands, was designated a National Wildlife Refuge on October 20, 1969. Unlike many of Georgia's Golden Isles, little development and few management practices have modified Wassaw's primitive character. The 10,053-acre refuge includes beaches with rolling dunes, maritime forest, and vast salt marshes. The refuge is bordered by the Wilmington River and Wassaw Sound on the north, the Vernon River and Ossabaw Sound on the South, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Salt marsh and tidal creeks separate the refuge from the mainland and Skidaway Island to the west.

Refuge visitors may enjoy recreational activities such as birdwatching, beachcombing, hiking and general nature studies. The 20 miles of dirt roads on Wassaw Island and seven miles of beach provides an ideal wildlife trail system for hikers. Birdwatching is particularly fruitful during the spring and fall migrations.

The island supports rookeries for egrets and herons, and a variety of wading birds are abundant in the summer months. In summer, telltale tracks on Wassaw's beach attest to nocturnal visits by the threatened loggerhead sea turtles which come ashore for egg laying and then return secretively to the sea.

This text came directly from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website for Wassaw NWR

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National & State Parks Chatham County, Georgia
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Areas in Chatham County, Georgia include; Bloomingdale, Garden City, Georgetown, Isle of Hope, Montgomery, Pin Point, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Sandfly, Savannah, Skidaway Island, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island, Vernonburg, White Bluff, Whitemarsh and Wilmington Island.
Areas in Chatham County, Georgia include; Adams Creek, Atlantic Ocean, Back River, Bear River, Beard Creek, Betz Creek, Big Tom Creek, Blue Bank Creek, Bradley Creek, Bradley River, Buckhead Creek, Bull River, Burnside River, Cabbage Garden Creek, Camp Creek, Cane Patch Creek, Charles Creek, Chimney Creek, Crooked Creek, Cornfield Creek, Curtis Creek, Delegal Creek, Drakies Cut, Florida Passage, Forest River, Front River, Green Island Sound, Grimball Creek, Grove River, Half Moon River, Hardin Canal, Harvey Creek, Harvey Cut, Hell Gate, Herb River, Horse Pen Creek, House Creek, Houston Cut, Hoover Creek, Isle of Hope River, Joes Cut, Lazaretto Creek, Little Back River, Little Tybee Creek, Little Ogeechee River, Little Tom Creek, Middle River, Moon River, Mud River, New Hope Canal, New River, Odingsell River, Ogeechee River, Ossabaw Sound, Oyster Creek, Peachtree Canal, Queen Bess Creek, Red Dock Canal, Rhodes Creek, Rhodes Cut, Richardson Creek, Rockfish Creek, Romerly Marsh Creek, Rush Creek, Salt Creek, Savannah River, Sazarine Creek, Shad River, Skidaway Narrows, South Channel, Southfield Canal, Springfield Canal, Steamboat River, St Augustine Creek, Turner Creek, Vernon River, Walker Canal, Wassaw Creek, Wassaw Sound, Wilmington River and Wright River

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