Mississippi River Geocaches

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Introduction to Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor game where participants use GPS receivers to find cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. A typical cache is a small container with a logbook and possible trinket. Geocaching is not merely about hunting down treasures. It also provides participants a way to explore and appreciate the outdoors while sharing experiences and stories. Find out more about how to get started geocaching by visiting the official geocaching website.

Mississippi River Geocache Series

The Mississippi River Geocache progam is a series of caches placed at partner parks within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. The purpose of the geocache series is to provide geocachers with an opportunity to explore and enjoy the many sites and features along Mississippi River. All caches have been approved by managing agencies and organizations. Check back often for newly registered geocaches. If possible, cache in/trash out.

Download all of the Mississippi River Geocaches to your GPS unit.

Coon Rapids Dam

There are currently three caches in play at East Coon Rapids Dam.

North Mississippi Regional Park

There is a cache currently located in the park that follows a path along the Mississippi River. You can easily access the cache by foot or bike.

Fort Snelling State Park

These cache is located within a few feet of the trails and is accessible by foot or by bike.

Upper Landing Park

These caches are located within a few feet of the Mississippi River Trail. The park is open from dawn to dusk.

Mississippi River Visitor Center

This cache is located in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, offers a beautiful view of the river and is only a short distance to the Upper Landing Park series.

Travel Bugs

A Travel Bug is a trackable item that moves from place to place. Depending on the mission of the bug, it can travel to a specific location type or simply wander across the globe. Track the movement of our National Park-themed bugs or join in on the fun and help move one along.

Last updated: January 3, 2018

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