Wassaw Island was established as a National Wildlife Refuge on October 20, 1969 and remains one of the most primitive of Georgia's Golden Isles.
As of now, the only opportunity to visit the island is via access of a FWS dock in Wassaw Creek. The dock provides the opportunity for three boats to park offering step off access right to the island.
The 10,000 acre of Wildlife Refuge offers several opportunities to visit rolling dunes and beaches, live oak and slash pine forests and almost perimeter wide salt marshes.
The numerous ecosystems mentioned above offer great opportunities for outdoor recreation of all types. Further emphasizing the opportunities present are the 20 miles of primitive roadway that have been maintained and seven miles of beach that provide excellent opportunities to view and array of wildlife.
Walking along these trails and beaches you may run into a wide variety of mammals, birds, and reptiles. This may include, but is not limited to white tail deer, egrets and herons, snakes, and finally alligators!