Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex Virtual GeoTrail
Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game played with a GPS device. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called “geocaches”, sign a logbook, and share your experience online. We invite you to take part in the fun while learning about the seven National Wildlife Refuges that make up the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex! Each refuge in the complex has a special geocache and for those who find and complete the activities for all seven, a special challenge coin will be awarded. Read the instructions below and download the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex GeoTrail Passport to get started!
Steps to Completing the Savannah Coastal Refuges GeoTrail:
Obtain a Savannah Coastal Refuges GeoTrail Passport from the Savannah NWR Visitor Center or download the PDF version below.
Go to Geocaching.com, create a log-in, and find the GPS coordinates and more information for the Savannah Coastal Refuges GeoTrail locations. This information for each cache can also be found on the passport.
Start your search and locate all 7 caches using your cell phone or a hand-held GPS unit. The cache containers are sealed boxes, labeled as a Savannah Coastal Refuges GeoTrail geocache. Caches are all located within 50 miles of Savannah, Georgia, in both Georgia and South Carolina.
When you find a GeoTrail cache, log your name and any comments into the logbook inside the cache and punch your Passport with the unique orienteering punch for that specific refuge. Be sure to put the stamp back into the container for the next person to use!
Be sure to follow the Leave No Trace Principles and help us by picking up any trash you find while you play. Also, please do not leave anything behind in the containers.
Complete all of the GeoTrail's caches to get a custom, trackable challenge coin! Bring your completed passport into the Savannah NWR Visitor Center to receive your coin (coins will not be mailed).
Visit www.geocaching.com for more information about how to play the game. View the passport for links to the individual geocaches.
Geocaching at Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex has been found to be a compatible public use with specific stipulations. Geocaches may only be placed by staff in authorized public use areas. The USFWS and Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex reserves the right to review this public use at any time and suspend or cancel the program. Click here to read or download a copy of the final Compatibility Determination.