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Geocaching
Visit the Carver County Parks Web Site

Location: Carver County Parks

Get active with the whole family and GEOCACHE! Geocaching is an excellent outdoor activity that requires little equipment and provides endless adventure. Explore the Carver County Regional Park areas while searching for hidden caches.

Geocaching
Visit the Ney Nature Center Web Site

Location: Ney Nature Center-Henderson

Check out this website for the Ney Nature Center Geocaching Policy.

GPS and Geocaching 101
Visit Web Site

Location: Informational

If you find geocaching interesting, but do not know where to start, check out the following guide. See website for tons of information on GPS and Geocaching. Shout out to Dakota for sharing this site with us, Thanks!

Orienteering and Adventure Racing
Visit the Minnesota Orienteering Club Web Site

Location: Various Locations around the Twin Cities and Greater MN

If you are looking for a new adventure which mixes the great outdoors with a bit of a scavenger hunt, orienteering is the sport for you. If you currently enjoy hiking, geocaching, or just a leisurely walk in the park, we would love for you to come out and join us at one of our events. It is an activity that everyone in the family can enjoy, regardless of age or experience, and our local events are very inexpensive ranging from only $10-$15 for the entire family.

Geocaching
Visit the Three Rivers Park District Web Site

Location: 16 Locations within Three Rivers Park District

Geocaching is a family friendly, high-tech treasure hunt, using GPS equipment. Rules for Geocaching withing the Three Rivers Park District can be found by using this link. Download posted cache from the official geocaching website (link found within this location).

Orienteering
Visit the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Web Site

Location: Tamarack Nature Center-White Bear Township

Tamarack Nature Center’s orienteering course was designed in cooperation with the Minnesota Orienteering Club (MNOC) to offer an introduction to orienteering for school groups, scouts, youth groups and families. Beginner, intermediate and advanced routes are available. Check out this website for more information.

What, Where & How's of Geocaching
Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: Twin Cities Parks, and greater MN and beyond

Basic information on how to get started geocaching. This link will help you get started. Look for classes for other locations on this website that provide hands on instruction.

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Mississippi River Geocaches
Visit the National Park Service - National River and Recreation Area Web Site

Location: Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

On this website you can find places to geocache and download all the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Geocaches to your GPS unit.

Geocaching 101
Visit Web Site

Location: General Information

Geocaching is wonderful family activity. All you need to get started in Geocaching is a GPS device. This website will take you through the steps of Geocaching and contains a short video on "What is Geocaching?"

Geocaching Checkpoints - Minnesota State Parks
Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: 35 geocaching checkpoints in State Parks around Minnesota

Need a bit of extra geocaching assistance? Try one of the 35 geocaching checkpoints where you can: check-out GPS units-free! and receive geocaching instructions and assistance. Check out this website for an A-Z list of checkpoints.

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Minnesota State Parks Geocaching
Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: Minnesota State Parks

Connect here it find out the rules, and different geocaching experiences available within our state park system.

Geocaching
Visit the National Park Service - National River and Recreation Area Web Site

Location: East Coon Rapids Dam, Fort Snelling State Park, Mill Ruins Park District, & Minnehaha Regional Park

Geocaching is an outdoor game where participants use GPS receivers to find cleverly hidden caches. See this website for more information on geocaching at NPS National River & Recreation Area sites.

Geocaching in Ramsey County
Visit the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Web Site

Location: Ramsey County Parks

Over 40 Geocaching sites are available in Ramsey County for your family to try and locate using your GPS. You can also make your own cache and hide it in a specific area and then post your coordinates on the geocaching website at: www.geocaching.com.

Outdoor Family Fun - Geocaching with Kids
Visit the REI Web Site

Location: Various Sites in the Metro Area

Geocaching is a great family activity that combines the use of nature and technology. This site provides information and videos on how to get started with Geocaching. A great way to find out if geocaching is an activity that your family may be interested in becoming involved. 

Geocaching in Dakota County Parks
Visit the Dakota County Parks Web Site

Location: Dakota County Parks

Many geocaching sites are available in Dakota County Parks. No GPS unit? No problem, GPS equipment is available for check out free at the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center.

Geocaching in Washington County
Visit the Washington County Parks Division Web Site

Location: Washington County Parks

This website will explain the Geocaching policy for Washington County. Caches are available in the parks for Families to find.

Permanent Orienteering Courses
Visit the Minnesota Orienteering Club Web Site

Location: Various Locations around the Twin Cities and Greater MN

Permanent Courses are specifically designed for those who are new to orienteering and are available to explore year-round and on your own time.

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