Introduction To Quest
Teams will hike in to the gorge on a challenging trail to retrieve the answer to a puzzle. However, the true bonus will be experiencing this beautiful environment. The quest is available June 1st to December 1st from 8 a.m. until sunset. There are no park facilities near the Bonus Quest. Teams will have access to Park Quest worksheets and directions at the Touch of Nature Bulletin Board. A port–o-pot bathroom is available. The quest begins at the Touch of Nature parking lot. The physical address that can be used in a navigation device is: 16300 Lakeview Drive, NE, Flintstone MD 21530
The area is a challenging natural surface trail that traverses steep terrain over boulders. Teams should anticipate rugged conditions and possible exposure to heat, cold, thorny plants, stinging insects or venomous snakes, depending on the time of year. It is recommended to avoid this quest if there is snow present. There is poor cell phone reception in the gorge.
Rocky Gap State Park is over 3,000 acres of land nestled between Martins Mountain and the impressive backdrop of Evitts Mountain. 243-acre Lake Habeeb provides a number of recreational opportunities before flowing into Rocky Gap Run and meandering through the mile long gorge full of lush Hemlocks and Rhododendrons. Visitors can enjoy camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming in one of three swimming beaches, hiking or mountain biking on over ten miles of trail, or enjoying a variety of programming including Healthy Parks, Healthy People and those featuring animal ambassadors from the Scales & Tales program.
Rocky Gap State Park12900 Lakeshore DriveFlintstone, MD 21530Office: 301-722-1480 (Mon-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)Duty Ranger: 240-367-4407
Directions to Rocky Gap State Park
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401