Park Quest 2019

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The goal of the Park Quest Program is to engage families in outdoor activities and adventures, while exploring a variety of Maryland’s State Parks. Now in its twelfth year, Park Quest provides families a unique opportunity to learn more about the world around them through discovery while personally experiencing the many natural and cultural resources that our public lands offer. The theme for Park Quest 2019 is “Off the Beaten Path- Arts, Activities and Adventures in Maryland State Parks”.

Park Quest offers 1,000 teams who qualify an opportunity to explore the many hidden treasures found in Maryland’s State Parks from May 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019. Teams that have completed a minimum number of Quests by October 31st, will be entered into a drawing for special Park Quest prizes! Prize winners will be asked to provide proof of completion (via stamped Passport).

Park Quest Registration ... Coming Soon

... will open on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10 a.m. through the Maryland DNR Online Store.

Registration will be taken on a first come, first serve basis until the 1,000 team limit is reached. Please Note: There is no automatic pre-registration for previous teams. Park Quest Passport Booklets will be mailed out before May 1st.

Park Quest Activities are Open to Everyone!

Families who may have missed the Park Quest Passport registration process may still participate in Park Quest. Quest materials can be found on our website and downloaded. However, without the Park Quest Passport, teams will need to pay the appropriate day-use service charges at some of the participating State Parks. You may want to consider purchasing the Annual State Park & Trail Passport Maryland Park Service Annual Passport, which provides unlimited day-use access to all State Parks for one year from purchase.

Park Quest Locations Map for 2019

Park Quest Sites 2019

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

  • Cedarville State Forest (Southern Region)- Basic Quest
  • Cunningham Falls State Park- Manor Area (Western Region)- Basic Quest
  • Elk Neck State Park (Central Region)- Basic Quest
  • Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area (Central Region)- Basic Quest
  • Fort Frederick State Park (Western Region)- Basic Quest
  • Gathland State Park (Western Region)- Basic Quest
  • Greenwell State Park (Southern Region)- Basic Quest
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park (Central Region)- Basic Quest
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park (Eastern Region)- Bonus Quest
  • Herrington Manor State Park (Western Region)- Basic Quest
  • Janes Island State Park (Eastern Region)- Basic Quest
  • Martinak State Park (Eastern Region)- Basic Quest
  • Patuxent River State Park (Central Region)- Basic Quest
  • Pocomoke River State Park (Eastern Region)- Basic Quest
  • Rocky Gap State Park (Western Region)- Bonus Quest
  • Sang Run State Park (Western Region)- Basic Quest
  • Saint Clements Island State Park (Southern Region)- Bonus Quest
  • Seneca Creek State Park (Central Region)- Basic and Bonus Quests
  • Susquehanna State Park (Central Region)- Basic and Bonus Quests
  • Event Quest- Monthly Bonus Quest Opportunity- New for 2019!


New Bonus Quest: Enter Your Best Park Quest Photos in the 2019 Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest!

The 16th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through Aug. 30, 2019. All winners will be featured in the department’s 2020 wall calendar and published in the winter 2020 edition of the magazine. New this year, all entries must be submitted online. No hard copies of photographs will be accepted. Enter now for your chance to win cash, state parks passports and other terrific prizes!

Reserve A Campsite

Consider spending the night with your team at a state park campsite, mini-cabin or full-service cabin during your quest adventures. Participants who are camping will need to pay for their overnight accommodations when staying in a Maryland State Park. State Park camping reservations can be made through this website.

Park Quest Information

Questions about Park Quest may be directed to:

Ranger Melissa Boyle Acuti
Maryland Park Service
(Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)​​