Park Quest registration for 2017 will be conducted via the Department of Natural Resources' Online Store, starting May 2, 2017. Registration will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Families will be provided with a link
for online payment. Teams who successfully complete the payment process will receive a packet of Park Quest information in the mail containing your Park Quest Passport.
Questions may be directed to:Angela PeaseMaryland Park ServiceE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
There is a $10 registration fee per team to participate in Park Quest 2017. The Maryland Park Service wants participants to come explore our extraordinary parks across the state.
All day-use service charges are waived for only the day that teams are at a park to complete the Quest. Please remember to bring your Park Quest Passport with you to gain entry into the participating parks. Return visits to any state park may be subject to all applicable service charges.
Participants who are camping will need to pay for their overnight accommodations when staying in the campgrounds or cabins. State Park camping reservations can be made through this website.
Park Quest is designed to get teams out to explore and enjoy Maryland State Parks. As such, a team consists of at least one adult and one minor 16 years old or younger. There is a limit of 10 persons per team.
Park Quest officially begins on May 26th and ends on September 4th. The goal of your team is to visit as many of the 18 designated Maryland State Parks and complete the assigned Quest challenge. Information on the times you can complete the challenges is in the Park Quest Passport and on the Park Quest website.
The Park Quest adventures do not need to be completed in any order and teams can complete more than one in a day if they choose to do so. Any time and day restrictions will be noted on the individual park's Passport pages.
Each team will be issued a Park Quest Passport which will be used by park staff to confirm your team’s participation. When teams go to a State Park to complete a Quest, they should follow the instructions posted on the Park Quest website. Once they complete the challenge to the best of their ability, they will get their Passport endorsed.
Yes, Park Quests are physically challenging but persons with disabilities can be accommodated on most Quests with advance notice. Contact the State Park directly at least one week prior to the day you want to complete your Quest and request assistance.
Yes, as with any adventure there is a small possibility that a participant could be injured. Park staff members will give instructions to minimize the potential for injuries. It is important to be aware of the hazards of participating in outdoor activities and take the proper safeguards to ensure that you and your teammates have a safe enjoyable Park Quest adventure. Here are some tips to remember when recreating outdoors.
Addresses and phone numbers will not be released.
Quests are available daily, unless otherwise indicated.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401