Sandy Point State Park Quest

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Ranger For A Day!

Sandy Point Shoal LighthousePark Quest teams will pick up a packet at Park Headquarters. Inside the packet is a RANGER FOR A DAY sticker. From there, they will follow a trail as noted on a map of the area and narratives for each stop. The first seven stops will teach "Leave No Trace" principles. The next four will describe typical ranger scenarios. The final stop is completing a Shift Report for their day as a RANGER FOR A DAY.

Quest Information

Pick up Park Quest packet at Park Headquarters. Follow the written instructions describing several stops and tasks along a quiet wooded trail. The trail is in the woods so teams should expect bugs. Although the trail is basically flat, hiking boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Most of the trail is shaded but having sun lotion may be helpful.

Teams are encouraged to complete this quest during the week. Weekends are extremely busy at Sandy Point and the park closes often due to filling to capacity. The contact station is open 7 a.m. to an hour before closing (which is sunset dependent).

Park Information

This 786-acre State Park is located along the Northwestern shore of the majestic Chesapeake Bay. The park’s beaches and picnic areas are well known for their breathtaking scenic water views that overlook one of Maryland’s true treasures, the Chesapeake Bay. The Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge can both be viewed from shore. Activities and services include swimming beaches, picnicking, fishing, crabbing, boating, hiking, youth group camping, areas of historical interest and wildlife viewing. The Park also offers a marina store and boat rentals.

Sandy Point State Park
1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-974-2149
GPS 3900 48.81N 7624 07.95W

Directions to Sandy Point State Park:

From Points West: On I-97 south, follow signs for Annapolis/Bay Bridge. From I-97 take the exit for US-50 East/US-301N/Annapolis/Bay Bridge. Continue on US-50 East to exit 32 toward Oceanic Drive. Turn left onto Oceanic Drive and turn left onto East College Parkway. From College Parkway turn right onto Log Inn Road and continue straight onto Tydings Road. Corcoran Woods will be on the left (parking lot on the right).

From Points East: Take US-301/US-50 west across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and take exit 32 for Oceanic Drive. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Oceanic Drive. Turn left onto Oceanic Drive and turn left onto East College Parkway. From College Parkway turn right onto Log Inn Road and continue straight onto Tydings Road. Corcoran Woods will be on the left (parking lot on the right). ​​​

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