Earthcaching activities are only allowed in areas of the refuge open to the public. These areas include the Wildlife Drive, Songbird Trail, Leeds Eco-trail, deCamp Wildlife Trail, the Barnegat Overlook area, Holgate Beach and the Service-owned portion of Eno’s Pond County Park.

Geocaching of physical caches is not appropriate and not compatible on national wildlife refuges as it does not comply with Federal regulations or Service policy and guidance because it involves leaving behind objects (50 CFR §27.93) and may involve digging which could disturb sensitive natural and cultural resources (50 CFR § 27.62).

For additional information on this activity, see references below.