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Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks will need to approve prior to placing a cache. To obtain approval, you must submit the Cache Approval Form to the appropriate park office. In most cases, you will be advised of a decision within three (3) business days. In cases where a cache is not approved, the Department will recommend a more appropriate location for placement.
The cache approval form may be submitted to the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks Administration Office, and the following park offices: 

How To

  • A transparent container is required. DO NOT use PVC pipe, ammo cans or
    any other military-looking container that may cause alarm should an
    unsuspecting person happen upon the cache.
  • DO NOT dig any holes or disturb the surrounding environment. DO NOT
    attach caches to live trees or structures of any kind.
  • DO NOT place your cache in plain view. Attempt to conceal the cache to
    minimize the chances that a non-participant will spot it, which could lead to
    worry, theft or vandalism. Try to hide the cache off the beaten path by at
    least a few yards to provide the finder some measure of privacy to sign the
    log without arousing undue alarm.
  • Clearly mark the container with the appropriate identification, such as and the name of the cache. Place a stash note inside
    explaining the sport to any non-participants who may discover the cache.
  • Think SAFETY when hiding and/or seeking a cache. Use common sense!
  • As a cache seeker or cache owner, you must abide by park hours and all
    other rules and regulations. Carry documentation such as the cache detail
    sheet, so that you can explain your activity to anyone who may ask.


Park Division
(410) 222-7317