Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region

Geocaching

GPS and Map photoGeocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting activity played by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online with others. The thrill of finding a cache appeals to just about everyone – kids, adults, couples, and families. Now more than 700,000 caches have been logged by citizens all over the world.

You can participate here right at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. All you need is a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit, access to the internet, and enthusiasm to explore new areas. Please note that traditional geocaching is PROHIBITED on National Wildlife Refuges. You may not leave a cache on refuge lands. However, the refuge has created a multi-cache (offset cache).  This is where you start at one location using the beginning coordinates, then by using existing roads and trails, travel to additional locations, picking up a clue at each location, until the final clue will lead you to the cache. Also, please remember that wildlife and wildlife habitat comes first on National Wildlife Refuges so please follow all rules and regulations. We hope you will have a great adventure and play safe!

The information for Okefenokee NWR's cache is called GC1E320 Gators and black bears and herons, oh my! (pdf) You can also find the information under the same name on the website www.geocaching.com where you can also post your comments and photos.

Good luck and happy hunting!

 

Last updated: February 14, 2014