Description: A beautiful coastal retreat where human and natural history abound, Fort Morris Historic Site is a patchwork of varied habitats including spartina marshes, cypress ponds and maritime forests of live oak, southern red oak, cabbage palm, and slash pine. Wonderfully secluded on the Medway River at St. Catherine's Sound, this area offers ample wildlife viewing opportunities.
Viewing Information: Medway River and its banks are teeming with aquatic and coastal wildlife. Wading birds are numerous and seen year-round. Look for snowy egrets, great blue and little green herons, wood storks and anhingas. Bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, and Cooper's hawks can be seen in the fall and winter. Yellow-crowned night herons nest here and can be seen in spring and early summer. The upland forests are excellent for bird watching during spring and fall. Finding a quiet, secluded area for wildlife viewing is easy on this remote historic site.
Directions: From Savannah, travel I-95 south to Midway, GA (exit #13). Turn east and travel 5 miles on Island Highway. Turn left on Fort Morris Road and travel 2 miles to the site.
Management: Georgia DNR, Parks and Historic Sites Division, 912-884-5999
Closest Town: Midway, GA
Site Notes: primitive camping, walking tours, interpretive programs
Additional Information: Site is open Tues. through Sat. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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