Ossabaw Island is the 3rd largest of GA's barrier islands. Educational programming is offered on the island through the Ossabaw Island Foundation or the Ga. Dept. of Natural Resources. Ga DNR also manages seasonal deer and feral hog hunts for population control. Ossabaw's 13 miles of undeveloped beaches are open to the public up to the high tide line. The island is only accessible by boat.
Ossabaw Island on the Georgia coast…26,000 acres of maritime forest, tidal wetlands, wide beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. An unspoiled place set aside by the State of Georgia as a heritage preserve for natural, scientific, and cultural study, research, and education.
Twenty minutes by boat from Savannah, yet worlds apart.
Ossabaw Island--where loggerhead sea turtles and endangered wood storks nest. Where students learn research techniques and the value of an unspoiled place. Where historic cultures are studied. Where photographers, writers, painters and musicians find inspiration.
Looking back at history. Studying the environment. Nurturing creativity. Reaching forward with technology. Educating future generations.