Geocaching is a relatively new and increasingly popular form of outdoor recreation that involves the use of a Global Positioning System (GPS) and other navigational techniques to hide and/or find containers called “caches”. There are many approved official caches located within Green Ridge. Information on the official Caches located on the state forest can be found at www.geocaching.com. Contact the Green Ridge office for information on applying for permission to place a new cache on the forest.
Please report any problem to a Forest Service employee or call Park Watch at 1-800-825-7275 or Natural Resources Police 1-301-777-7771 or 1-800-628-9944.
Green Ridge State Forest is open 24 hours a day, year-round. Green Ridge State Forest headquarters is open during office hours Monday through Friday. Weekend office hours vary, depending on the season.
Directions to Green Ridge State Forest Headquarters
From Washington, D.C./Baltimore:(Travel time approximately 2 hours.) Take I-70 west to I-68 west. Take exit #64 (M.V. Smith Road). Make a right onto M.V. Smith Road. The Headquarters Drive is on the right after crossing I-68.
From Pittsburgh: (Travel time approximately 3 1/2 hours.) Take I-79 to I-68 east. Take exit #64 (M.V. Smith Road). Take a right onto M.V. Smith Road. The Headquarters Drive is immediately on the right.