Ossabaw Island is a 26,000-acre undeveloped barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean, owned by the State of Georgia and located in Chatham County. Georgia's first Heritage Preserve, accessible only by boat, is undeveloped and set aside by an Executive Order for natural, scientific and cultural study, research and education; and for environmentally sound preservation, conservation and management of the island's ecosystem.


The Ossabaw Island Foundation (TOIF) is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization. Through a partnership with the State of Georgia, TOIF inspires, promotes, and manages exceptional educational, cultural, and scientific programs that are designed to maximize the experience of Ossabaw Island, while minimizing the impact on the island's resources.


Scheduled Events:

  • "Lift Every Voice: African American History in Savannah" Day Trip to Ossabaw Island, Sunday, August 20, 2017 SOLD OUT
  • Ossabaw Island Indigo Dyeing One-Day Workshops: Saturday, September 23, 2017 OR Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • Ossabaw Island New Year's Eve Overnight: Sunday, December 31, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018
  • Click here to register for Ossabaw Island Foundation-sponsored events.

Save the Date!
Ossabaw Island Pig Roast & Art Auction Saturday, October 21, 2017. Sponsorships available now. Tickets on sale September 1.

Click for Artist Ticket Information

Schedule Your Group Trip

To apply to bring your group to Ossabaw Island for a natural, scientific, or cultural day trip or overnight, email us the following information:

  • Description of your proposed trip. (General day trip or your own prepared program, which must be described in detail.)
  • Number of participants.
  • Three preferred dates in order of preference.
  • Your contact information: name, mailing address, phone number, email.

Submit to Elizabeth, Executive Director We will notify you that we received the request. Two night minimum stay is required for overnight trips.