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Rules and Regulations
Calvert County Natural Resources Division is responsible for the preservation, management and operation of natural areas for the purpose of providing compatible outdoor recreation and educational opportunities for the public.


 The following activities are prohibited in the parks

  1. Launching or operating model airplanes and drones (UAV)
  2. Possession and use of firearms of any type
  3. Golf practice
  4. Fire of any kind, except in designated fire rings or grills
  5. Car washing and waxing
  6. Ice Skating
  7. Use of any motor propelled vehicle, including minibikes, trail bikes,
    snow sleds off a road

The following activities are permitted in certain parks within 1) designated areas and 2) subject to special regulations. Contact park staff to determine if these activities are permitted.

  1. Fishing
  2. Archery
  3. Horseback riding
  4. Camping
  5. Hunting
  6. Walking and riding of bikes on trails
  7. Games involving thrown or other propelled objects such as balls, stones, arrows, or javelins except in areas set apart for such forms of recreation.
  8. Parking cars except in designated parking areas
  9. Metal detecting (Flag Ponds beach only)

You must receive approval from the Calvert County Natural Resources Division prior to placing a cache. To obtain approval, submit the Cache Approval Form to the office. In most cases, you will be advised of a decision within 5 business days.
Download the Cache Request Form

This is not a comprehensive list of rules, regulations, and policies. Some parks have specific policies regarding use and access.

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