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Geocaching Adventure in County Parks!

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Join WCPARC this summer for the Sixth Annual Washtenaw County Geocaching Adventure! This exciting outdoors event kicks off May 31 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.

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

2016 Geocaching Adventure Locations

Sharon Mills Park      


Ervin-Stucki Preserve


Swift Run Dog Park


Parker Mill Park


Independence Lake Park


DeVine Preserve


Burns-Stokes Preserve


Park Lyndon North


Challenge Cache


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


Below 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

Cavanaugh Lake Park      


Baker Woods Preserve


Osborne Mill Preserve


Weatherbee Woods Preserve


Freeman Preserve


Riverbend Preserve


Squiers Preserve


Northfield Woods Preserve


Challenge Cache


New to Geocaching? Need a Refresher?

If you are new to geocaching, please visit and sign up for a free membership.  The membership will allow you to participate in the WCPARC Geocaching Adventure. The 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  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 about the geocaches themselves can be submitted through the contact link listed on the webpage for the individual geocaches listed above.
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