Geocaching is a widely popular, high-tech game of outdoor treasure hunting in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers called "geocaches" or "caches." A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little value.
It's important that geocachers respect property rights and seek permission where appropriate. Some public land agencies, including Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, require that geocachers obtain a permit before placing a cache on agency-managed land.
Other reminders for geocachers:
- Minimize impact on the environment, including wildlife nesting and breeding areas.
- Don't put yourself or others at risk by placing a cache in a dangerous location.
- Observe all laws and rules of the area.
Learn about the history of geocaching, how to hide a cache, how to find a cache, terminology, buying a GPS unit, and much more. Learn more