Chatham County
Savannah GA 31419

Ossabaw Island is the third largest of Georgia's barrier islands. It is 26,000 acres of maritime forest, tidal wetlands and 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. Educational programming is offered on the island through the Ossabaw Island Foundation or the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources. 

Ossabaw's 13 miles of undeveloped beaches are open to the public up to the high tide line from sunrise to sunset. The beach (and all of Ossabaw Island) is only accessible by boat, 20 minutes from Savannah. Any other public access to Ossabaw must submit an application to either Ossabaw Island Foundation or DNR for natural, scientific, and cultural study, research, and education.

Public visits to Ossabaw Island can be limited, we recommend checking out the Ossabaw Public Trip Dates and Activities, here.
Georgia DNR manages seasonal deer and feral hog hunts for population control based on a lottery selection program, for more information on the site and the hunts available, click here.

Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Open Year 'Round
Facility Amenities
  • Self-guided Tours
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