THE MARYLAND GEOCACHING SOCIETY
cordially invites you to attend our fourteenth annual
Patapsco State Park
McKeldin Recreation Area
Saturday, September 14th
9 AM to 12 noon
Come join the Maryland Geocaching Society at Patapsco State Park - McKeldin Recreation Area for a Cache In Trash Out (CITO) on Saturday, September 14th at 9:00am. The listed coordinates will lead you to parking near the park entrance where we will meet with a park ranger. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to Mother Earth by picking up trash and helping with trail maintenance at this great Maryland park. If you haven't already attended a CITO event this month...
you will earn a souvenir by attending this CITO event!
The McKeldin area is in the northernmost part of Patapsco, along Marriottsville Road in Carroll County. This area boasts miles of multi-use trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, and many large and small picnic shelters. (See if you can find the shelter that has stunning views of the Liberty Reservoir Dam.) The Main Branch and the South Branch of the Patapsco River join in the McKeldin area. Rapids along the South Branch are a beautiful but dangerous feature of this section of the park (closed for swimming due to dangerous currents). Mountain bikers will find this section of Patapsco to be challenging and unique with trails that climb in and out of the river valley. Compared to other areas of Patapsco, McKeldin feels more wide open with a slower pace than the rest of the park. Take a walk on the Medicine Tree Trail using a self-guided nature walk guide or just meander along the Rapids Trail as it follows river side on the South Branch. (PVSP Trail Map)
We will be assisting the park staff with light trash pick up, or possibly some trail maintenance.
Parking is available behind the Entrance Station. The Park's address is 11676 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, Maryland, 21104.
What to bring
Trash bags will be provided by the park. You may wish to consider bringing handy items such as gardening gloves, old sturdy sneakers or knee boots, bug/tick spray, handi-grabbers, and plenty of drinking water.