You may already be familiar with Geocaching or may have heard about it in some of my previous posts. Basically, folks hide a waterproof container with log book and possibly trinkets and provide clues on line that lead you to the “cache” using GPS points. It’s the same technology those direction finders in cars use and folks who enjoy geocaching have handheld models.
Federal public lands and some state systems restrict or prohibit caches on their property, but at Virginia State Parks we welcome responsible geocachers. To help enthusiasts that want to hunt for caches and those that want to place caches, we have developed some information that includes helpful information and our policies.
If you are interested in finding out more about how geocaching works, most of our parks offer GPSprograms and they all have hand held units that can be rented. The parks can pre-program them for the cache locations that are in the park.