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Listings below with forms require that you seek permission prior to placing the cache. Areas without forms have no such requirement. ALL STATE PARKS require permission ahead of time, however county parks vary.If you're unsure about how to do request permission or would like assistance please check with our Public Relations folks and we'll gladly assist you. That's what we're here for!

Remember your cooperation in following the below mentioned guidelines and procedures help ensure the future of Geocaching in Maryland!

The following list of Parks contact info is still a work in progress. If you have a correction or can provide additional information for these parks please email us -- robert at mdgps dot org!

This list of Parks have expressly FORBID geocaching within their jurisdiction. Please respect their wishes and DO NOT attempt to place caches in these areas. Caches placed in these areas will not be approved on geocaching.com. Please remember your cooperation makes our job easier and help ensures the future of our sport!

· All National Parks Services Managed Land
· Cracker Barrel restaurants
· Soldiers Delight State Park
· Jefferson Patterson Park in Calvert County (March 2006 - agreement pending for geocaching in this park!)
· Patuxent Wildlife Refuge
· Frederick City Watershed


Allegany County (No URL On File)

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File
Contact Info: None On File

Anne Arundel County Parks and Anne Arundel County Trails

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines (updated 2/14/09):
County Forms: MS Word / PDF
Kinder Farm Park Specific: HTML (coming soon)
Contact Info:
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks

1 Harry S. Truman Parkway
P.O. Box 6675
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Attn: John Marshall (all community parks)
[email protected]

Susan Payne, Anne Arundel County Trails (Acting) Superintendent - [email protected]
Mike Murdoch, Quiet Waters Superintendent - [email protected]
Rick Holt, Downs Park Superintendent - [email protected]
Bill Offutt, Kinder Farm Superintendent - [email protected]
Deb Yeater, Fort Smallwood Superintendent - [email protected]
Adam Smith, Lake Waterford Ranger – [email protected]

Baltimore City

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File
Contact Info: None On File

Baltimore County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info:
Barry F. Williams, Director
Department of Recreation and Parks
301 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
(410) 887-3871
FAX (410) 825-3305
TTY/Deaf (410) 887-5319
Email: [email protected]


Calvert County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info: None On File

Contact for American Chestnut Land Trust
Ms. Peg Niland, Exec
American Chestnut Land Trust
PO Box 204 Port Republic MD 20676
410-586-1570


Carroll County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: A courtesy e-mail including: park name and location to the address listed below

Contact Info:
Brad Rogers, Bureau Chief of Parks
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION & PARKS
County Office Building, Room 100
225 North Center St.
Westminster, MD 21157

(410) 386-2103
e-mail: [email protected]


Caroline County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info:
Susan C. Simmons, Director
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION & PARKS
403 South Seventh St., Suite 226
Denton, MD 21629

(410) 479-8120
e-mail: [email protected]
web: http://www.carolinerecreation.org

Charles County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info:
RECREATION DIVISION
Eileen B. Minnick, Chief
(301) 934-9305, ext. 5135
e-mail: [email protected]

Cecil County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info:
Edward W. Slicer, Jr., Manager
(410) 392-4537
(410) 658-3000
e-mail: [email protected]

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Contact Info:
Dalene Weiss
[email protected]

Dorchester County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File
Contact Info: None On File

Frederick County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: Here
Contact Info: Kelly Rios

301-600-1646 phone
301-600-2595 fax

Garrett County (No URL On File)

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File
Contact Info: None On File


Harford County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: See Below

Contact Info:
Geocachers intending to place a cache in any Harford County Park must first obtain approval by contacting the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Main Office at:

702 North Tollgate Road
Bel Air, Md.
(410-638-3572) and request the Geocache Permit & Site Application forms.

Howard County (updated 7/14/13)

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines:
Attachment:
File comment: Howard County Geocaching Policy 7/14/13
Geocache Policy.pdf [235.08 KiB]
Downloaded 221 times

Attachment:
File comment: Howard County Geocaching Guidelines
Geocache Guidelines, 060413.pdf [49.79 KiB]
Downloaded 200 times

Attachment:
File comment: Howard County Geocache Application
Geocache application, 060413.pdf [67.68 KiB]
Downloaded 210 times


Contact Info:
Dawn Poholsky, GIS/GPS Specialist and Web Admin Editor
Department of Recreation and Parks, Bureau of Capital Project, Park Planning and Construction
410-313-1677
[email protected]
http://www.howardcountymd.gov/HCRPCaches.htm


According to the policy:
The Department will appoint a Geocache Administrator (Dawn Poholsky) who will act as the primary point of contact for the public on all geocaching matters in Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks managed properties, including parks and facilities. The Geocache Administrator as well as Park and Facility Managers will handle approvals for new cache placement. However, the Park or Facility Manager will contact cache owners regarding their cache when necessary, and disseminate information to and from park and site managers, as well as maintain a master list of all current physical caches on HCRP properties within their zone.


Kent County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info:
Jeffrey J. Troester, Director
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION
P. O. Box 67
10932 Worton Road
Worton, MD 21678 - 0067
(410) 778-1948/9
e-mail: [email protected]

Montgomery County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines:

City of Gaithersburg: PDF

Prince Georges County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines:
Prince Georges County M-NCPPC Parks: MS Word | PDF

City of Bowie | Web Link

Mr. Nick Spurgeon
Park Operations Manager
Recreation & Parks Division, City of Bowie
Office: 301-809-3011
Fax: 301-809-2314
[email protected]

City of Laurel | Word Doc | PDF Updated December 9, 2009
Department of Parks and Recreation
8103 Sandy Spring Road
Laurel, MD, 20707
fax - 301-490-5068


Queen Anne's County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info:
Steve Walls, Director
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION
P. O. Box 37
1945 4-H Park Road
Centreville, MD 21617 - 0037
(410) 778-4430, (410) 758-0835
e-mail: [email protected]
fax: (410) 758-0566

Somerset County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info:
Robin T. Bunting, Director
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION
11916 Somerset Ave
Princess Anne, MD 21853
(410) 651-4980
e-mail: [email protected]


St. Mary's County (updated 3/14/14)

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: Here (added 11/15/09)


Contact Info:
Brian Loewe, Director
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION & PARKS
P. O. Box 653
(301) 475-4200, ext. 1800
e-mail: [email protected]
Fax to: 301-475-4108 (added 3/14 - email may not be working, if you get a valid one, please let me know!)

Talbot County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info:
Sharon Ward Ellis, Director
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION
10028 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 770-8050
e-mail: [email protected]


Washington County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info:
James L. Sterling, Director
BUILDINGS, GROUNDS & PARKS DEPARTMENT
(240) 313-2700
e-mail: [email protected]


Wicomoco County Updated September 26, 2007

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: MS Word | PDF

Contact Info:
Wicomico County Park Maintenance Division
28302 Owens Branch Road
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone 410-548-4870
Fax 410-860-1413


Worcester County

Cache Approval Forms / Guidelines: None On File

Contact Info:
Sharon DeMar Reilly, Director
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION
6022 Public Landing Road
Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410) 632-2144
e-mail: [email protected]

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