The refuge's 2,824 acres encompass six man-made freshwater ponds, extensive salt marsh, open fields, forested wetlands, and mixed hardwood/pine forest. This diversity of habitat makes the refuge an important resource for migratory birds, which is why it was initially established in 1962.
Harris Neck NWR has a unique and complex history. Learn more by exploring the resources below.
Visitors can enjoy the following wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities:
That's not all! Use the resources below to prepare for your visit, enhance your experience, or explore virtually.
You can even earn virtual badges, which can be collected for all 7 Refuges in the Complex and exchanged for a prize! Click the badge icon on the bottom of your screen to learn more.
Harris Neck NWR is full of important, complex history. Explore the self-guided tour to see the land through the eyes of others.