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Geocaching is an excellent way for individuals and families to explore the park system. There are 40 caches hidden in Ramsey County parks and thousands throughout the state.
Caches are typically waterproof containers with small items hidden inside. The caches are hidden in hollow logs or other concealed areas, then marked with a GPS. The GPS coordinates are uploaded to the geocaching website. When someone finds a cache, they sign a log book and take or leave a small item. They also post their finds in the online log book.
Caches in Ramsey County parks
All approved caches in Ramsey County parks are listed on the official geocaching website. Interactive maps of cache locations are available (an account is required).
Want to hide a cache in a Ramsey County park? All caches must be registered with the Parks & Recreation department by filing a geocache site registration form (PDF).
Ramsey County allows geocaching with the following restrictions:
- Caches must be registered.
- Caches are not to be buried.
- Caches must be at least 1/10 mile apart.
- Caches are not to contain items that are offensive, dangerous or illegal.
- Ramsey County retains the right to restrict the number of caches within a park at any time and to remove a cache if it is causing a negative impact on natural resources within the park.
- Only virtual caches are permitted at Tamarack Nature Center.