Geocaching

2020 Geocaching Adventure Coming Soon!

2020 WCPARC Geocache Adventure is coming soon for geocache seekers! Kick-off fall with an awesome geocaching adventure!

Geocaching Adventure in County Parks!

Join WCPARC this fall for the ninth annual Washtenaw County Geocaching Adventure! This exciting outdoors event kicks off with all-new geocaching locations to explore at various WCPARC parks and preserves.

Ready, Set ... Cache!!

WCPARC has hidden nine brand-new, family-friendly caches in select parks and preserves all over Washtenaw County. Each cache container will feature two code words that geocachers must note. Once all nine Geocaching Adventure caches have been found, a geocacher submits the list of code words to WCPARC as proof of successful completion.

All cachers who successfully find all Geocaching Adventure locations and submit the correct code words will receive a Washtenaw County Parks Geocaching Adventure pathtag. WCPARC offers a challenge: the first geocacher to complete the entire series - including finding the special Challenge Cache - and correctly submit the list of code words plus a photo of the Challenge Cache will receive a special "First to Find" prize.

2019 Caches

The following is a list of the geocache locations and numbers for the 2019 caches:

2020 Geoaching Adventure Locations

Location Number
Independence Lake County Park TBD
DeVine Preserve TBD
Herman Koenn Preserve TBD
Ervin-Stucki Preserve TBD
Staebler Farm County Park TBD
Goodrich Preserve TBD
Northfield Woods Preserve TBD
Squiers Preserve TBD
Burns-Stokes Preserve TBD
Challenge Cache TBD

Completed

Once you have completed the tenth Annual Geocaching Adventure, please submit your list of code words by emailing Hannah Cooley or through the geocaching website for further instructions on how to receive your commemorative pathtag.

2019 Caches

The following is a list of the geocache locations and numbers for the 2018 caches:

2019 Geocaching Adventure Locations

Location Number
Border-to-Border Trail - Chelsea (M-52) GC87XFJ
Weatherbee Woods Preserve GC87XE7
Osborne Mill Preserve GC87XD6
Sharon Short Hills Preserve GC87XF6
Riverbend Preserve GC87XEW
Nelson Meade County Farm Park GC87XFV
Draper-Houston Preserve GC87XG3
Park Northfield GC87XGC
Whitmore Lake Preserve GC88XGV
Challenge Cache GC87XH7

Completed

Once you have completed the ninth Annual Geocaching Adventure, please submit your list of code words by emailing Hannah Cooley or through the geocaching website for further instructions on how to receive your commemorative pathtag.

2018 Caches

The following is a list of the geocache locations and numbers for the 2018 caches:

2018 Geocaching Adventure Locations

Location Number
West Lake Preserve
GC7ZTFT
Trinkle Marsh at Easton Farms Preserve
GC7ZTHJ
Brauer Preserve
GC7ZTJB
Spike Preserve
GC7ZTJJ
Watkins Lake State Park & County Preserve
GC7ZTK3
Scio Woods Preserve
GC7ZTKD
Challenge Cache GC7ZTM7

Completed

Once you have completed the eighth Annual Geocaching Adventure, please submit your list of code words by emailing Hannah Cooley or through the geocaching website for further instructions on how to receive your commemorative pathtag.

New to Geocaching? Need a Refresher?

If you are new to geocaching, please visit the geocaching website and sign up for a free membership. The membership will allow you to participate in the WCPARC Geocaching Adventure. The geocaching website provides geocachers with all they need to know in order to begin searching for caches.

The only supplies required to begin searching are GPS handheld unit or a Smart Phone equipped with a geocaching application and a great sense of adventure. To find one of our caches, simply type its geocaching code number (e.g. GC2X4BH) into the search field on the geocaching website. From there you'll be guided to a web page specifically created for that cache. The page will include a description of the Geocaching Adventure, a short description of the park or preserve in which you'll find the cache, a hint (if you need it) to more easily find the cache, and the coordinates at which the cache is located.

Questions?

Questions about the geocaches themselves can be submitted through the contact link listed on the geocaching website for the individual geocaches listed.