Directions & Contact

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Address: Chesapeake Research Consortium
645 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
Phone: (410) 798-1283
(301) 261-4500
Fax: (410) 798-0816

 

 Driving Directions

From Eastern Shore: Take Route 50 West over the Bay Bridge
Take Exit 23A onto Md. Route 2 (Solomon’s Island Road) toward MD-450/Parole
Go approximately 5 miles and turn left at a traffic light onto MD-214 Central Avenue
Please refer below for rest of directions “From Central Avenue”
From Baltimore: Take Interstate 97 south toward Annapolis
Exit east onto Md. Route 665 (Aris T. Allen Blvd.)
Exit south onto Md. Route 2
Go over the South River bridge and through Edgewater
Turn left (east) at stoplight onto Md. 214 (Central Ave.)
Please refer below for rest of directions “From Central Avenue”
From Washington, DC: Take U.S. Route 50 east toward Annapolis
Exit south at Md. Route 424 (Davidsonville Road)
Turn left (east) at stoplight onto Md. 214 (Central Ave.)
Please refer below for rest of directions “From Central Avenue”
From Southern, MD: Take Md. Route 2/4 north to Sunderland
Continue on Md. Route 4 north to Wayson’s Corner
Exit onto Md. Route 408 east, which becomes Md. Route 2 north
Turn right (east) at stoplight onto Md. 214 (Central Ave.)
Please refer below for rest of directions “From Central Avenue”
From Central Avenue: Follow Central Ave. (Md. 214) east to stoplight at Md. 468 (Muddy Creek Road).
Turn right (south).

Proceed about 1 mile, then turn left (east) at the SERC sign on the corner of Contees Wharf Road.Contees Wharf Road is off the east side of Muddy Creek Road, south of Central Avenue.  The turn is clearly marked with signs for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Once on Contees Wharf Road, you will soon pass a guardhouse where you can ask the security on duty for assistance or continue ahead (please wave at the guard if you choose to continue). If the guard asks you to stop, please comply with the request and explain your destination. Continue along Contees Wharf carefully as the road is currently under construction. After a few curves, the road will split into a fork marked with a white sign that says Main Campus and Deliveries with an arrow pointing right. Take the road to the right (this should be the first right available since passing the guardhouse). Going left takes you to the Education Center and dock area.  If you reach this, you’ve gone too far. After the right-hand turn, continue until you reach an open chain-link gate and the only stop sign on this road. Take a right at the stop sign. You will immediately see parking areas on both sides of the road. You may park in any open spot but the preferred spots are on the left-hand side and marked with signs for “Chesapeake Research Consortium.”

After you have parked, return on foot to the road that lead you to the parking lot and continue toward the main SERC building. A short brick wall and a garden area will be on the left as you continue. The road splits into wide sidewalk just beyond the garden. Follow that to the door immediately before you marked Security (it is the door closest to the road). Enter there, continue through the short hallway and exit the building.

Our trailer is immediately to your right. You can see our front door as you exit the Security office. Come right in!