Park Quest 2017


A Park Quest team paddlingThe goal of Park Quest is to engage families in outdoor activities throughout the summer, and allow them to experience state parks throughout Maryland. Park Quest allows families to relax, unplug from today’s various methods of technology, and experience the beautiful natural and cultural resources that our public lands offer.

Park Quest offers 1,000 teams who qualify an opportunity to explore the many hidden treasures found in Maryland’s State Parks from May 26, 2017 through September 4, 2017.

Park Quest Registration Now Filled!

Park Quest registration for 2017 was conducted on a first come, first serve basis via the Department of Natural Resources' online store, starting May 2, 2017, and reached capacity on May 5, 2017. Passports will be mailed to registered families starting the week of May 22, 2017.

Park Quest Registration Is Now Full! Passports will be mailed soon.

Families who miss the registration process may still participate in Park Quest. However, without the Park Quest Passport teams will need to pay the appropriate day-use service charges at some of the participating State Parks. These families may want to consider purchasing the Maryland Park Service Annual Passport, which provides unlimited day-use access to all State Parks through December 31, 2017.

Park Quest Locations

Each park name links to a detailed description of the Park Quest at that site.