On our return trip stop in Savannah, we went to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in Hardeeville, S.C.
There’s a 4-mile wildlife drive in this refuge and lots of birds and alligators can be seen in the water and shore.
It was a very cold day so the few alligators we saw weren’t very active.
We did see lots of birds though.
Park rangers said we could get out and walk along the levees in the park, but we didn’t do that. We just stuck to the road and drove around taking photos of what wildlife we did see.
Oh, and fishing is allowed. Here’s a couple of men (way in the distance) braving the cold and pending rain:
The refuge is former rice fields that are now used as freshwater wetlands for wildlife. Driving around the refuge you can still see water control structures, which are used to control the water.
Although it was cold and windy, it was a nice refuge to visit.
You can reach the refuge from Savannah by driving north of U.S. 17 for 7 miles.