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Geocaching

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities. It is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online at www.geocaching.com. Anyone with a GPS receiver can then try to locate the geocache.

Geocaching is a great family activity to do in an Alabama State Park!

The rules are simple:
  • Set up a free account on www.geocaching.com
  • Choose a cache to find and enter the latitude and longitude coordinates into your GPS receiver
  • Find the cache
  • Sign the logbook and trade items if you want
  • Report your find online

Alabama State Parks Geocache Policy

Caches are allowed in Alabama State Parks with the permission of the park manager.

See the AlaPark Geocache policy at: http://www.alapark.com/Geocaching/PDF/Alabama_State_Parks_Geocaching_POLICY.pdf.
You can get an application to create a Geocache at: http://www.alapark.com/Geocaching/PDF/Alabama_State_Parks_Geocaching_PERMIT.pdf.

Geocache Locations

Currently, geocaches are hidden in several state parks. Entrance fees may be required at some parks. To find a cache in each of the following parks, search by the appropriate zip code at www.geocaching.com.

  • Bladon Springs – 36919
  • Buck’s Pocket – 35975
  • Cathedral Caverns * – 35776
  • Cheaha State Park – 36258
  • Chewacla – 36830
  • Chickasaw – 36742
  • Desoto – 35967
  • Frank Jackson - 36467
  • Gulf * - 36542
  • Lake Guntersville - 35976
  • Joe Wheeler - 35652
  • Lake Lurleen – 35452
  • Lakepoint -36027
  • Meaher – 36577
  • Monte Sano - 35801
  • Oak Mountain - 35124
  • Rickwood Caverns - 35180
  • Wind Creek - 35010
* Marked parks have an EarthCache. An EarthCache site is a special place that people can visit to learn about a unique geoscience feature or aspect of our Earth. Visitors to EarthCache sites can see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage the resources and how scientists gather evidence to learn about the Earth.

Look at the following web pages for information on individual parks.