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NWVC 2 - Cash Lake Cache - OU0771

 Patuxent Research Refuge - National Wildlife Visitor Center

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 01.957' W 76° 47.366' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 27 August 2014
 Date Created: 27 August 2014
 Last Modified: 25 September 2014
 Waypoint: OU0771


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3587 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

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 fishing pier at the far end of Cash Lake from the Visitor Center. 

IMPORTANT: If you look at the map ahead of time (or when you get to GZ), you may see parking very near the cache, HOWEVER, per the ranger - There is no public parking available at Cash Lake.  All those parking in that lot must be fishing and have a fishing parking pass.

Logging Requirements: Visit the site in person.  Find the sign, Welcome to Cash Lake.  The Log Password will be made up of two parts.  What fish is listed with an adult size for 4-9 inches.  Drop the last 4 letters of its name and add the number of vertical support beams on the "pavilion" on the fishing dock.  If the fish were a flounder and there were 12 support beam, the log password would be "FLOU12".

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 1 - Waterfowl Wonders (OU0757)

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'
 Main Parking @ National Wildlife Visitor Center 


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

1 29 August 2014 DisneyScout Found it

Nice walk! I'm a bit out of shape, so was glad to see the bench for a rest. I'm thinking this series would be great for the Girl Scout Geocaching badge.
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Trail sign
Trail sign

1 29 August 2014 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 last one of the series today. I'm glad I overheard the gentleman in the Visitor Center talking to someone on the phone about parking at this location: It is only for people who are fishing and you need a pass. Although I was not intending on driving over there, I may have later on another visit. The weather was perfect today and all the shade out to this one made it an enjoyable hike. TFTC

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sfcchaz at Cash Lake Cache
sfcchaz at Cash Lake Cache

10 27 August 2014 DudleyGrunt Cache ready to search

Cache ready to search.

11 27 August 2014 DudleyGrunt Temporarily unavailable

Cache will be temporarily unavailable.