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_POL....
You can get an application to create a Geocache at: http://www.alapark.com/Geocaching/PDF/Alabama_State_Parks_Geocaching_PER....
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
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.