Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game for owners of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The basic idea is for individuals to set up a cache and share the location on the Geocaching website. The game encourages physical activity and also introduces non-traditional park users to the park system. Isanti County currently has caches located within its parks.
Isanti County parks division will allow the activity to continue as long as the guidelines are followed.
Before a cache is posted, volunteers must check the website for inaccuracies. The caches are generally waterproof containers filled with small treasures and a log. When visitors find them, they may take or leave a small item and sign the log.
- Park hours are from sunrise to sunset.
- All dogs must be leashed.
- Hiking is not allowed on groomed winter ski trails or when turf trails are closed.
- Tread lightly, do not place a cache in an environmentally sensitive area.
- Isanti County retains the right to remove a cache if it is causing undo impact on the habitat area.
- Caches are not to be buried.
- Caches are not to contain offensive, dangerous or illegal items.
- Individuals placing caches are responsible for monitoring and maintaining them.
Useful Links & Documents
- For beginners, Bob Thomas recommends viewing this Geocaching Tips & Tricks site.
- The Upstate Geocachers club also recommends the Time, Date, and Site Coordinates: A Guide to Geo-Caching site to learn more about the history, how to hide a cache and environmental information.
- Andrea at Chula Vista Valley Charter School, recommends the Catalogs site in order to prepare yourself for a geocaching trip as well as how to hide a geocache.
- Kayla at Laramie Public Library, recommends the Truckers Report site as a helpful guide to get started on your own geocaching adventure!
- Dakota recommends the Teletrac Navman site as a helpful information guide.
- Amy Ashford's class at Kingston School suggests looking at the Guide to Geocaching Road Trips for more geocaching information.