Programs & Activities

What Geocaching Is

Geocaching CacheGeocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game that uses handheld GPS-enabled devices to find geocaches (containers) hidden in different locations. There are currently over 40 geocaches hidden in New Hanover County's parks locations.

How the Game Is Played

  • Visit the Geocaching website and register for a free Basic Membership.
  • Watch the video entitled "Geocaching 101" for information on how to hide and/or seek a geocache.

Parks & Gardens Geo-Challenge

Parks and Gardens has hidden 11 geocaches in 11 different parks for a new Geo-Challenge. View the Geo-Challenge Passport (PDF) to participate. More details on the Programs page.