The Ossabaw Island is a sea island tourist attraction located in the Atlantic Ocean near the state of Georgia. The island is located twenty miles south from the historic city of Savannah.
The Ossabaw Island is the second largest islands in the state of Georgia?s barrier islands with a total of 26,000 acres. The island can be seen in between Wassaw Island and the Ogeechee River and the St. Catherines Island on the north. It also contains 9,000 acres or 3,600 hectares of wooded uplands and freshwater ponds. The island also contains a total of 16,000 acres of marshlands connected to tidal creeks from the sea.
Visitors of the island should expect an island that is characterized by flat ridges, shallow depressions with high ground located at the eastern side of the island. These areas are created during the Holocene era, which is the last recorded ice age in the world. The forested areas of the Ossabaw Island feature live oak, magnolia, red cedar, holly, dogwood, and various long pine species including the slash, longleaf and loblolly pine woods.
Nature loving guests can also check out the different wildlife and fauna living in the island including endangered species such as the loggerhead sea turtles and wood storks, known to nest in within the area. There are also alligators in the island thanks to the vast marshlands in the area. The forest area is also the home of the bald eagles and the piping plovers.
The Ossabaw Island is also a Heritage Preserve owned by the State of Georgia and is maintained by the Department of Natural Resources. The island?s foundation also sees the overall programming and operations of the island.