Geocaching & Location-Based Games

High-Tech Hide & Seek Set your coordinates to fun

Did you know that you can use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (“geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world? It’s a free, family-friendly, high-tech hide and seek! This outdoor treasure-hunting is even enjoyed right here in Geauga County, where naturalists hide a new cache each season for you to find in the parks.

Scroll down for this year’s ongoing caches and rules for placing your own game piece in the parks.

What to find Ongoing Caches

Winter 2018

The first cache of 2018 is a regular cache located at Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve until January 31, 2019.

Part 1:
N 41° 26.782
W 081° 10.554

The park drive or Glacier Trail will take you to the garage/maintenance area.
A recent park house removal makes an unmarked trail more visible.
Winter is the best time to search – leaves off the trees make a clear lake perch.
North of the garages, a huge trunk you should spot. Behind it, an unimproved trail is your start.
Follow the overgrown drive of Lake Kelso’s previous owner, Eric Westgren,
Who managed a private fishing club here from the 1950s to 70s.
Over downed trees and twigs of poison ivy, enjoy the view to your right.
A glimpse of the Osprey platform you should soon sight.
Two large white pines mark the old house location;
A pile of railroad ties and lumber is your search destination.

Want to strike out on your own? Place Your Own Cache

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Adventure Day Camp (Teens entering grades 8-10) The West Woods 06/18/2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
Adventure Day Camp (Youth entering grades 5-7) The West Woods 06/25/2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
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