Directions and Visitor Information
Surface Combat Systems Center is located at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The area surrounding our base is very rural, composed of a quiet and friendly community. SCSC is composed of military, civil service, and contractor personnel. Our base atmosphere is remarkably friendly and our highly complex facility is second to none when it comes to efficiency, customer service, and handling of operational commitments.
Directions from the North (DC area): Take U.S. Rte 50 East to Salisbury, Maryland. From Salisbury take U.S. Rte 13 South about 40 miles. Cross the Maryland/Virginia line and turn left approximately 4 miles on to Rte. 175 towards Chincoteague. Travel on 175 approximately 5 miles to your first stop light. Take a left at the light on to Atlantic Rd. Travel approximately ¼ mile and the Navy gate will be on your right. Directions from the South (Norfolk): Cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and travel North on U.S. Rte 13 approximately 75 miles. Turn right on to Rte. 175 towards Chincoteague. Travel on 175 approximately 5 miles to your first stop light. Take a left at the light on to Atlantic Rd. Travel approximately ¼ mile and the Navy gate will be on your right.
For restaurants and hotels in the Wallops Island Area, please visit www.chincoteaguechamber.com.
Points of Interest and Area Attractions:
There is a Navy Exchange/Convenience Store located at the SCSC Aegis Engineering and Training complex with hours of operation 1000–1700, Monday – Friday.
Chincoteague Island has many shops, restaurants, hotels, and motels that are spread throughout this quiet island resort.
Assateague Island is a barrier island that protects Chincoteague Island from the Atlantic. A beautiful wildlife refuge, Assateague Island offers miles of unspoiled beach and a variety of outdoor recreational activities. To get to Chincoteague Island, stay on route 175, go past the NASA base about eight miles. To get to Assateague Island, stay straight at the light in Chincoteague onto Maddox Blvd. until you reach the park. There is a NASA Visitor Center, also on Route 175, on the way to Chincoteague and is open 1000-1600 daily and admission is FREE.
Visit www.chincoteaguechamber.com for many other area attractions such as the Chincoteague Pony Swim, deep sea fishing charters, eco-boat tours, golf and seasonal hunting.
Ocean City, Maryland is also located approximately 37 miles north.
At least seven days prior to your planned visit submit a JPAS visit request via SMO code N455346, fax and or mail a copy of the security clearance request (OPNAV 5521/27). On the request you must include your point of contact, purpose of visit, and length of visit. On the day of the visit report to Building N-127, NASA Reception Center, to pick up visitor badge and/or meet your point of contact. If you do not have a clearance you are required to be escorted by a cleared person.
Send visit requests to:
ATTN: Security Officer
Surface Combat Systems Center
30 Battle Group Way
Wallops Island, VA 23337-5000
Salisbury, Maryland – Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY) 29 miles north
Norfolk, Virginia – Norfolk International Airport (ORF) 82 miles south - rental cars available at both airports.