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NWVC 1 - Waterfowl Wonders - OU0757

 Patuxent Research Refuge - National Wildlife Visitor Center

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 01.653' W 76° 47.772' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 26 August 2014
 Date Created: 26 July 2014
 Last Modified: 25 September 2014
 Waypoint: OU0757


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3426 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
GeoKrety History

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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Big Rig Friendly Bring Your Own Pen Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center

Trail Guide - Print before you and save the refuge the expense.

Open Daily 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Closed Federal Holidays
Trails & Grounds Open Sunrise to Sunset, Closed Federal Holidays

If you are here while the visitor center is open, you can also pick up a copy of their National Wildlife Visitor Center GPS Adventure packet.  I've based these virtuals on the 6 activities that are part of the GPS Adventure, so they will be visiting the same locations.  If you complete 3 of the 6 activities, you can return to the Visitor Center for a small prize.


Now for the cache, itself.  This will bring you to a wildlife viewing blind at the end of a pier on Cash Lake.  Enjoy the view and observe the waterfowl that you will likely see.

Logging Requirements: Visit the site in person.  At the blind, you will find a dedication plaque.  The Log Password will be the 6 digits found on the plaque in the order they appear.

Also, please post a photo from your visit.  I does not need to contain you or your GPS, but may if you like.  Just don't including the information needed for the Log Password.


Please Note: This cache has been placed with the cooperation of Amy Shoop of the Patuxent Research Refuge.  Please provide input on your experience with the cache and during your visit, in general, in your log.  For additional information about the refuge and activities there, you may contact [email protected].

See Also:

NWVC 2 - Cash Lake Cache (OU0771)

NWVC 3 - Pollinators & Amphibians Abound (OU0759)

NWVC 4 - The Visitor Center (OU0756)

NWVC 5 - Conservation Champions (OU0772)

NWVC 6 - Fun in Forests (OU0773)

Stuart Hill Cemetery  (OU05D9)

Maryland Geocaching SocietyMilitary Association of GeoCachers


GeoCachers 4 Christ

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 39° 01.660'
W 76° 47.960'
 Visitor Center Parking 


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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 29 August 2014 DisneyScout Found it

Loved the blind and different heights for viewers of all ages. Be careful of the very active wasp nest in the corner of the blind.

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1 29 August 2014 Recommendation sfcchaz Found it

I had some free time this afternoon and wanted to seek this new series for the current OCNA contest. I got the 5 that were published so far. I walked a total of 2.9 miles, but I did back track a couple times and also went into the Visitor Center.

This was the second one of the series today. It was also my favorite of the series today. I'm giving it a Recommendation. I really liked the boardwalk and the many different views you could get depending on where you followed it to. TFTC
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sfcchaz at Waterfowl Wonders
sfcchaz at Waterfowl Wonders