Directions to MRRI

  1. From Interstate 26, continue south onto US 17.
  2. After fifth traffic light get into center lane. You will soon approach a fork in the road, go straight, not up on to the overpass. Turn left at the next traffic light, onto Lockwood Blvd.; sign should say "North 30 left lane". Go through the next traffic light and proceed up the ramp onto Route 30. Signs will indicate Route 30 to James Island and Folly Beach.
  3. Take the second exit off Route 30 at Harbor View Road. Bear to the right. Stay on Harbor View Road until it ends at Fort Johnson Road.
  4. Take a left onto Ft. Johnson Road. Continue until you pass through the SC Department Natural Resources gate. Shortly past the gate will be the Licensing Office, which is on the left and up on a small hill.  To reach the Marine Resources Division facilities, follow the road for approximately 1/4-mile. The Outdoor Classroom and the Marshlands House will be on the left just before a fork in the road.  The Marshlands House is where the Division’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is located.   Proceed on the right fork of the main road to get to the Marine Resources Research Institute (MRRI), which is a one story building on your left with large glass windows.  To reach the Administration Building, which includes the Office of Fisheries Management (OFM), continue past the laboratory building to a stop sign, turn left and you will see the 3 story brown shingled building which houses our administrative offices.  The boat slip for all the Division’s large vessels is also in this area.  To get to the Maintenance Facility, take a right turn after the fork in the main road.  That facility will be on your left.  This road also has a house on the left that houses some staff from the Office of Fisheries Management.

Map to MRRI