Directions to UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Skidaway Institute Directions Map 2017

Getting to Skidaway Institute by Car

– from Downtown (Red route)

The most direct route from downtown to UGA Skidaway Institute is to take the Truman Parkway. Due to construction at the northern end of the Truman Parkway these directions reflect a detour.

  1. Follow Liberty St. east until it becomes Wheaton St. Continue east on Wheaton St. to the Truman Parkway (overpass).
  2. Turn right onto the Truman Parkway.  Follow the Truman Parkway (south).
  3. Take the Truman Pkwy south to the Whitefield Avenue exit. Turn left onto Whitefield Ave.  (1C)
  4. Whitefield Ave becomes Spur 204 East and then the Diamond Causeway. Continue over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. You’re now on Skidaway Island.
  5. You’ll pass through two traffic lights. At the 4-way stop, turn left onto McWhorter Dr. (1D)
  6. Follow McWhorter Dr. to its end (4.2 miles). Half way down McWhorter Rd you will come to a fork. Stay on the main road, to the left. The Skidaway Marine Science Campus is at the end of the road which ends in a loop. The UGA Skidaway Institute Administration building is tan-colored brick at the far end of the loop.

– from the South  (Yellow route)

  1. From I-95 North take Exit #94 (Route 204/Abercorn St.). ). (3A)
  2. Follow Route 204 East towards Savannah.
  3. After approximately 10 miles, turn right onto the Truman Parkway. (3B)
  4. Take the Truman Parkway to the Whitefield Avenue exit. Turn right onto Whitefield Avenue. (3C)
  5. Whitefield Ave becomes Spur 204 East and then the Diamond Causeway. Continue over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. You’re now on Skidaway Island.
  6. You’ll pass through two traffic lights. At the 4-way stop, turn left onto McWhorter Dr. (1D)
  7. Follow McWhorter Dr. to its end (4.2 miles). Half way down McWhorter Rd you will come to a fork. Stay on the main road, to the left. The Skidaway Marine Science Campus is at the end of the road which ends in a loop. The UGA Skidaway Institute Administration building is tan-colored brick at the far end of the loop.

– from the North (Blue route)

  1. From I-95 South, take Exit #99 (I-16 East) towards Savannah. (2A)
  2. Follow I-16 East and take Exit #164A (Lynes Parkway I-516 West/South) (2B)
  3. As you approach stop lights, Lynes Parkway becomes DeRenne Ave.
  4. Continue on DeRenne Ave. to the Truman Parkway. It is marked by an overpass. Turn right onto the entrance ramp to the Truman Parkway South. (2C)
  5. Take the Truman Pkwy to Whitefield Avenue and exit. Turn left onto Whitefield Ave.
  6. Whitefield Ave becomes Spur 204 East and then the Diamond Causeway. Continue over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. You’re now on Skidaway Island.
  7. You’ll pass through two traffic lights. At the 4-way stop, turn left onto McWhorter Dr. (1D)
  8. Follow McWhorter Dr. to its end (4.2 miles). Half way down McWhorter Rd you will come to a fork. Stay on the main road, to the left. The Skidaway Marine Science Campus is at the end of the road which ends in a loop. The UGA Skidaway Institute Administration building is tan-colored brick at the far end of the loop.

– from the West (Blue route)

  1. Follow I-16 East take Exit #164A (I-516 West/South) (Lynes Parkway I-516 West/South) ) (2B)
  2. As you approach stoplights, Lynes Parkway becomes DeRenne Ave.
  3. Continue on DeRenne Ave. to the Truman Parkway. It is marked by an overpass. Turn right onto the entrance ramp to the Truman Parkway South. (2C)
  4. Take the Truman Pkwy to Whitefield Avenue and exit. Turn left onto Whitefield Ave.
  5. Whitefield Ave becomes Spur 204 East and then the Diamond Causeway. Continue over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. You’re now on Skidaway Island.
  6. You’ll pass through two traffic lights. At the 4-way stop, turn left onto McWhorter Dr. (1D)
  7. Follow McWhorter Dr. to its end (4.2 miles). Half way down McWhorter Rd you will come to a fork. Stay on the main road, to the left. The Skidaway Marine Science Campus is at the end of the road which ends in a loop. The UGA Skidaway Institute Administration building is tan-colored brick at the far end of the loop.

Getting to Skidaway Institute by Plane

The Savannah International Airport is located near I-95 and is approximately 45 minutes away from Skidaway by car. Taxis and rental cars are available at the airport. If you rent a car, exit the airport onto I-95 South. Then follow the directions from the North (Blue Route.)