GEOCACHING

Geocaching is an outdoor activity that brings treasure hunting into the 21st century and is a perfect way for individuals and families to explore the park system. There are 40 caches in Ramsey County parks and thousands throughout the state.

Geocaching is initiated when an individual hides a cache - normally a waterproof container with small items inside - and records the location with a GPS (Global Positioning Unit). The cache may be in a hollow log or under an object. The individual posts the GPS coordinates, along with a description of the cache, on the geocaching website, and other individuals then try to find the cache. When someone locates a cache, they sign a log book and take or leave a small item. They also post their find on the online log book.

Locating Caches in Ramsey County Parks

All approved caches located in Ramsey Count parks are listed on www.geocaching.com. Once on the website, users can search for cache locations based on coordinates and street addresses. You can also create a free account and sign in to view interactive maps of caches locations within the parks or view instructional videos. A smartphone app is also available.

Registration Form

Geocache Site Registration Form (PDF) (Word)

Parks Geocaching Policy

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation encourages positive use of its parks and allows geocaching with the following restrictions:
  • Caches must be registered
  • Caches are not to be buried
  • Caches are to be 1/2 mile apart
  • Caches are not to contain items that are offensive, dangerous or illegal
  • Ramsey County retains the right to remove, or have removed, a cache it feels is in an inappropriate location or is causing undue impact on the habitat
  • ​Virtual caches only at Tamarack Nature Center.
 
Geo Caching

Contact Us

2015 N. Van Dyke Street,
Maplewood, MN 55109-3796
Phone: 651-748-2500

Fax:  651-748-2508
Email:  parks@co.ramsey.mn.us