Federation of Metal Detector & Archeological Clubs, Inc

Maryland State Regulation

Is Metal Detecting allowed:  Yes, by written permit obtained at the park

Excerpt from Park Regulations below..  You can find the regulations HERE:   and Artifact Collection Policy HERE

Metal Detecting Policy:

Relic Collecting, Treasure Hunting, and Use of Metal Detectors

It is the policy of the Maryland Park Service to safeguard the archaeological resources under its care. Digging in search of buried relics or treasures, the removal of any prehistoric or historic artifacts, and the use of metal detectors (with some exceptions) within the boundaries of lands, beaches, or under waters controlled by the Maryland Park Service is strictly prohibited without a permit from the Office of Archaeology, Maryland Historical Trust, Department of Planning.

FMDAC Disclaimer:  FMDAC assumes no responsibility for any person who knowingly or accidentally violates any state park regulation. Although FMDAC will try to keep this information current we cannot anticipate how each regulation will be interpreted by a specific park department, park employee or other government employee. It is the sole responsibility of each individual to know and obey the regulations of the park or area they are visiting and or metal detecting.