Geocaching: Nature Scavenger Hunt

Geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game, is played world-wide by adventure seekers equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. Players locate hidden containers called geocaches and share their experiences online. Popular with people of all ages, geocaching strengthens communities and fosters an interest in the environment.


Many Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) parks are used by geocaching enthusiasts; Park Rangers oversee the registration process for geocachers in all of these parks. Please complete this registration form (PDF) and return via email to or mail to: Park Ranger Geocache Program; 14955 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Children playing the Geocaching Scavenger Hunt game