Geocaching in Howard County

All published geocaches (including letterboxes) on Howard County Recreation & Parks properties must meet policy guidelines. New and existing cache owners should review the policy and guidelines. Please fill out an application and submit to the Geocache Administrator's address below.
Since geocaching is constantly evolving, the guidelines established herein are subject to change. As such, policy modifications may warrant the relocation and removal of caches.
Geocache Policy
Geocache Application
Geocache Guidelines
Geocache Flow Chart (Attachment A in policy)

Parkland Rules and Regulations (Click on TITLE 19 - RECREATION AND PARKS)

Helpful information:

Recreation & Parks also offers a Geocaching Discovery Walk - visit for more details.

The Geocache Administrator
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks
7120 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21046