Geocaching

Geocaching Adventure in County Parks!

Join WCPARC this summer for the Seventh Annual Washtenaw County Geocaching Adventure! This exciting outdoors event kicks off August 1st 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.

2017 Caches

The following is a list of the geocache locations and numbers for the 2017 caches:

2017 Geocaching Adventure Locations

Location Number
Fox Science Preserve
GC79Z1B
Herman Koenn Preserve
GC79Z37
Miller-Smith Preserve
GC79Z42
Pierce Lake County Park
GC79Z4P
Kosch-Headwaters Preserve
GC79Z3E
Leonard Preserve
GC79Z3J
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center
GC79Z4F
Whitmore Lake Preserve
GC79Z5P
Challenge Cache GC79Z6E

Completed

Once you have completed the Seventh 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.

2016 Caches

The following is a list of the geocache locations and numbers for the 2016 caches:

2016 Geocaching Adventure Locations

Location Number
Sharon Mills Park
GC6JTAG
Ervin-Stucki Preserve GC6JT9B
Swift Run Dog Park GC6JT9W
Parker Mill Park GC6JT8V
Independence Lake Park GC6JRVK
DeVine Preserve GC6JT82
Burns-Stokes Preserve GC6JT7B
Park Lyndon North GC6JT6G
Challenge Cache GC6JRV8

Completed

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

2015 Caches

**These will be removed soon! Here is a list of the geocache locations and numbers for the 2015 caches (you can still earn a pathtag by collecting all off these):

2015 Geocaching Adventure Locations

Location Number
Cavanaugh Lake Park
GC61G61
Baker Woods Preserve GC61GBF
Osborne Mill Preserve GC61GB4
Weatherbee Woods Preserve GC61G9Y
Freeman Preserve GC61GAE
Riverbend Preserve GC61G96
Squiers Preserve GC61G6J
Northfield Woods Preserve GC61G9H
Challenge Cache GC61G8J

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.