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NWVC 2 - Cash Lake Cache - OU0771
Patuxent Research Refuge - National Wildlife Visitor Center
Owner: DudleyGrunt
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Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > Maryland
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2014-08-27
Date created: 2014-08-27
Date published: 2014-08-27
Last modification: 2020-06-08
2x Found
0x Not found
0 notes
watchers 0 watchers
547 visitors
1 x rated
Rated as: n/a
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Kid Friendly  Big Rig Friendly  Listed on OCNA Only  Bring Your Own Pen  Limited Hours  Password needed to post log entry! 

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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 was originally 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 NWVC thru their Contact Page (South Tract).

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)

Bonus - Stuart Hill Cemetery  (OU05D9)


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Additional waypoints
Symbol Type Coordinates Description
Parking area --- Main Parking @ National Wildlife Visitor Center
Log entries: Found 2x Not found 0x Note 0x Picture 2x All entries Gallery