FWRI Locations

The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is made up of many facilities throughout Florida. There are three buildings at its main location in St. Petersburg, Florida, and numerous field laboratories around the state.

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute staff are located at many facilities throughout Florida. There are three buildings at its headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida, and numerous field laboratories around the state.

Except where noted in the following list, the physical address of the field laboratory is the same as the mailing address.

An appointment is needed to visit facilities with an asterisk (*)

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020
Phone: 727-896-8626
Fax: 727-823-0166

Cedar Key
Senator George G. Kirkpatrick
Marine Laboratory
11350 SW 153rd Court
Cedar Key, FL 32625
Phone: 352-543-9219
Fax: 352-543-6958

*De Leon Springs
De Leon Springs Field Lab
5450 U.S. HWY. 17
DeLeon Springs, FL 32130
Phone: 352-732-1225

Apalachicola Field Lab
350 Carroll Street
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Phone: 850-670-4045
Fax: 850-670-4091

Eustis Freshwater Fisheries
Research Laboratory and
North Florida Alligator Field Office
601 West Woodward Avenue
Eustis, FL 32726-4560
Phone: 352-732-1225
Fax: 325-357-2941

Gainesville Freshwater
Fisheries Field Office
7386 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
Phone: 386-758-0525
Fax: 352-955-3210

Lovett E. Williams Jr.
Wildlife Research Laboratory
1105 S.W. Williston Road
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 386-758-0525
Fax: 352-955-2183

Blackwater Fisheries Lab
8384 Fish Hatchery Road
Holt, FL 32564
Phone: 850-957-6177
Fax: 850-957-6176

Garcon Point Aquatic Research Labratory
1600 Garcon Point Road
Milton, Florida 32583

*Marine Fisheries Research
Alumni River House
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: 386-758-0525
Fax:  904-745-3059

Marine Mammal Research
Jacksonville Zoo Field Lab
370 Zoo Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone: 904-696-5900

FWC Southwest Regional Office
3900 Drane Field Road
Lakeland, FL 33811-1299
Phone: 863-648-3200
Fax: 863-701-1248


South Florida Regional Laboratory
2796 Overseas Hwy, Suite 119
Marathon, FL 33050-7300
Phone: 305-289-2330
Fax: 305-289-2334

*Indian River Field Laboratory
1220 Prospect Avenue, Suite 285
Melbourne, FL 32901-7300
Phone: 321-722-1206
Fax: (321) 984-4824

Melbourne Beach
*Marine Mammal
Research Laboratory

4020 South Highway A1A 
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
Phone: 321-953-5037

Big Cypress Field Office
298 Sabal Palm Road
Naples, FL 34114
Phone: 239-417-6352
Fax: 239-417-6361

New Smyrna Beach
Mosquito Lagoon Marine Enhancement Center
520 Barracuda Boulevard
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Panama City
FWC Northwest Regional Office
3911 Highway 2321
Panama City, FL 32409-1658
Phone: 850-265-3676
Fax: 850-747-5690

Palm Bay
*Palm Bay Freshwater
Fisheries Laboratory
c/o St. John’s River Water Management District
505 Community College Parkway SE
Palm Bay, FL 32909

General Daniel Chappie James State Building
160 Government Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-595-8905
Fax: 850-595-8981

Port Charlotte
Charlotte Harbor Field Lab
585 Prineville St.
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Phone: 941-613-0945
Fax: 941-613-0948

Port Manatee
Stock Enhancement Research Facility
14495 Harllee Road
Port Manatee, FL 34221-9620
Phone: 941-723-4505
Fax: 941-723-4507

Joe Budd Field Office
5300 High Bridge Road
Quincy, FL 32351
Phone: 850-717-8730
Fax:  850-875-4897

St. Petersburg
*Marine Mammal
Pathobiology Laboratory
3700 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Phone: 727-893-2904
Fax: 727-893-2907

Koger Center-Marathon Building
2574 Seagate Drive
Suite 250
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-488-0588
Fax: 850-410-5269

19100 SE Federal Highway
Tequesta, FL 33469-1712
Phone: 561-882-5975
Fax: 561-743-6228

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