Habitat Geocache

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Welcome to the exciting program of Geocaching. It is a high - tech scavenger hunt that has been modified to help you enjoy national wildlife refuges in eastern North Carolina. Download the Habitat Geocache Adventure Card, and get started today!


Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Habitat Geocache

Welcome to this exciting program at the Refuge!  Geocaching is a high – tech scavenger hunt that has been modified to help you enjoy national wildlife refuges in eastern North Carolina.  

Traditional geocaching consists of hiding and seeking a physical cache: coins, logbook and more. Burying, placing or removing a physical cache is prohibited on national wildlife refuges because sensitive natural or cultural resources could be damaged. After you print off the geocaching clue sheet head out to the refuge. You will navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache post at that location. Once you find the post, answer the question on the report sheet.  You will then open the top of the post and  use the attached embosser to collect an embossed image of the habitat type in the corresponding box on the report sheet.  If for some reason the embosser isn’t working, write down the code from the front panel. Once you complete at least 10 of the stations, stop by the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island to receive a refuge pin. National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center is located on Business Hwy 64 and 100 Conservation Way just west of Fort Raleigh and the Lost Colony. Call 252‐473‐1131 for further directions. 

IMPORTANT additional information: 

The refuge is open during daylight hours only.  All refuge regulations are in effect while you are on refuge land. Please take a refuge map/tearsheet with you so you are aware of open and closed areas. 

To be safe, always tell someone where you are going and when they should expect you back!  

Depending on the time of the year, you may encounter knee‐to‐waist‐deep muck, biting or stinging insects, poisonous snakes, thick vegetation, or other natural challenges. Always be careful and look where you are put your hands and feet. 

Please contact Cindy Heffley at 252‐475-4180 or alligatorriver@fws.gov with any questions or suggestions.  If you find that any of the sites have been damaged or vandalized, please let us know so we can correct the problem.