National Natural Landmarks

Wassaw Island

Wassaw Island
Wassaw Island

Wassaw Island is the only island of the Golden Isles with an undisturbed forest cover. Located primarily within the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, it is one of the few remaining sea island ecosystems where natural processes of succession, erosion and deposition, relatively unaffected by human activities, are demonstrated. The vast salt marsh that lies between the sea island and the mainland is rich in biological productivity, sustaining a wide array of unusual animals.

Location: Chatham County, GA ; Chatham County, GA

Year designated: 1967

Acres: 15,505

Ownership: Federal, Private

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