State Parks: Geocache Challenge


Geocaching in state parks

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Geocaching is a kind of high-tech treasure hunt. And beginning October first, you, your family, and your friends can take part in the next statewide Geocache Challenge. Our state park guide, Bryan Frazier, has details.

49—We’ve divided up the state of Texas into seven regions; and within each of those regions, the parks that are participating have hidden treasures. You’ll need a handheld GPS, and a lot of people have those on their smart phones. And the coordinates can be downloaded –in fact the only place they can be downloaded is from the parks and Wildlife website – along with the passport booklet to take with you when you find these little geocaches that are hidden throughout the parks. There are tradable trinkets int here that if you take one of them, you leave something in its place. And there’s a log book that you sign. And the first several people from each of those regions that complete a passport fully stamped and log, they can turn that in for a prize. It’s a fun twist on park visitation. So, we encourage people to check out the Geocache challenge on our website.

Thanks Bryan

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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