The Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour
Belle Isle State Park
The Chesapeake Bay, the great rivers that feed it, and the vast landscapes surrounding them are at the center of our nation’s story. More than 2,600 miles of designated water trails, 55 units of the National Park System, and scores of state parks, local parks, and wildlife refuges are found within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Each takes part in conserving special places for visitors, residents, and future generations. The Chesapeake Bay region is filled with rich history and heritage, opportunities for education and science, and beautiful scenery suitable for explorers of all ages. Join us in discovering the Chesapeake region when you “Find Your Chesapeake” and take advantage of our beautiful treasure.
The Find Your Chesapeake (FYC) GeoTour launched June 9, 2018 with over 60 caches within Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania. and Delaware. A trackable geocoin will be awarded to the first 400 geocachers, while supplies last, for locating at least 20 FYC caches. To be eligible for the coin, geocachers must download a passport from the Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour website. Geocachers must find and log at least 20 finds, record the code word from each cache on their passport. After discovering the 20 required caches, geocachers may have their passports validated via mail at the National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office located at 410 Severn Ave, Suite 314, Annapolis, MD 21403. Please refer to the passport for complete validation instructions.
Participating in the FYC GeoTour is fun and we hope that many people join in. However, it is not a requirement for logging your find on this cache once you find the container.
Ever wonder how areas get their name? Stingray Point, located right now the river from here, received its name in an interesting way. In 1608, during Captain John Smith’s second voyage of the Chesapeake Bay, his crew got stuck in low tide and decided to fish the surrounding waters using spears and swords. Smith speared a stingray, which stung his wrist… his arm and chest swelled so severely that he began to order preparations for his own death and burial. However, the ship’s doctor applied an oil to Smith’s wound, and by evening he had recovered enough to enjoy the stingray for dinner.
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Belle Island State Park is open from dawn to dusk. There is a $4 fee per vehicle for entering the park.