Geocaching: Outdoor Adventures in Arkansas

Geocaching: Outdoor Adventures in Arkansas

It's a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - If you're looking for a good reason to get outdoors and have some fun, you might want to check out geocaching.

Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online.

The fast-growing hobby has enthusiasts around the globe. It combines technology with nature to produce an exciting new form of entertainment for those who like to be adventurous in their leisure time. In this modern-day treasure hunt, caches are hidden all over the world by individuals or groups. The location of each geocache is marked with Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates which are shared via the Internet. Enthusiasts use a hand-held GPS unit to hunt for the caches. Each hunt and the terrain around it vary in difficulty. Some caches contain only log books in small tins or film canisters, while others hold mini treasures inside containers such as ammo boxes. Standard geocaching protocol is to take something if you leave something.

The rewards for finding the geocache are much more than the material goods found inside. There's the satisfaction of an accomplished quest as well as the joy of experiencing the locale.

Arkansas state parks offer plenty of geocaching for kids and adults, bringing yet another form of outdoor adventure to The Natural State. The hallmark of the Arkansas State Park system is its diversity, and this wide variety of natural and historic settings, landmarks and architectural works makes the state parks great getaways for enjoyable geocaching fun.
  • Geocaching for Kids - Geocaching in an Arkansas State Park can be a fun and rewarding adventure for school groups, youth groups and families.
  • Groups Geocaching - You can have a blast geocaching in teams with your group in the Arkansas outdoors.
  • Couples Geocaching - You can spend a fun weekend with your significant other geocaching in a wilderness setting; then settle down at the end of the day to enjoy a romantic dinner for two.
Click here to download a geocache permit for placing a geocache in an Arkansas State Park.

Are you ready for Arkansas's ultimate adventure in geocaching? Arkansas has 52 beautiful, historic state parks, each with their own special mission. The other thing they each have is a geocache. This Arkansas geocaching adventure is based around visiting all 52 state parks. Each park cache has a clue that you will need to find the final, 53rd cache located somewhere in the state.

Just download the clue sheet and start your adventure. We encourage you to upload photos on the page when you find one and also to tell us about your visit to the park on the state park blog.

Click here for geocaching details and clues. This is the official website where you can learn about the latest caches in your area, how to hide a cache, and how to start experiencing this fun and exciting scavenger hunt sport.

Due to the historic and archeological resources at the following state parks, geocaches may only be placed in these designed parks by authorized park staff:
  • Conway Cemetery State Park
  • Herman Davis State Park
  • Jenkins Ferry Battleground State Park
  • Lake Fort Smith State Park
  • Louisiana Purchase State Park
  • Marks' Mills Battleground State Park
  • Mississippi River State Park
  • Parkin Archeological State Park
  • Poison Springs Battleground State Park
  • Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
  • Red River Campaign
  • South Arkansas Arboretum
  • Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park
Click here to visit the Arkansas Geocachers Association website.

AGFC Geocaching Program

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