Parkcaching

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[pahrk-kash-ing] is an outdoor game of searching for objects or information using Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates within national parks. Parkcaches can be physical or virtual (earthcaches).

 

Highway Parkcaching Challenge
Explore the park and travel through Lassen Volcanic National Park's 100-year history with this summer parkcaching challenge. The parkcaching challenge will return along with the highway opening in May or June of 2018.

To participate:

  1. Make sure you have a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile device with a geocaching app.
  2. Use the GPS coordinates in the challenge brochure (available Spring 2018) to locate parkcaches along the park highway.
  3. Look for laminated answer keys attached to park structures or signs. Fill in the blanks in the brochure for each cache with the answer provided. Be sure to leave the answer key where you found it for future participants to use.

The parkcaches will be removed at the end of October or whenever snowfall necessitates their removal. Please note that these temporary caches are not listed on geocaching.com and do not have a GC waypoint number. For registered earthcaches in the park, visit geocaching.com.

 
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Learn more about earthcaching at earthcaching.org.

Earthcaches in Lassen Volcanic
Earthcaching enthusaists have created a number of virtual caches within the park. These caches require seekers to answer questions using information available at each cache. Although these caches are not maintained by the park, rangers are happy to assist you if possible. You can view a map of virtual caches within the park on geocaching.com or learn more about earthcaching at earthcache.org.

 

Find Your Park GeoTour
To celebrate the National Park Service centennial, the NPS and Geocaching.com have created a curated list of parkcaches within national parks across the country. Although the tour does not currently include any parkcaches within Lassen Volcanic National Park, we encourage you check out the parkcaches in nearby Lava Beds National Monument or head further south to uncover caches at Santa Monica National Recreation Area.

Last updated: November 6, 2017

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