Geocaching & Letterboxing

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Get coordinates and map out caches you want to find by signing up for a free basic membership at

Park-owned caches in and around Bass Lake

  • A little birdie told me so: N 35 38.552, W 078 48.350
  • Catch! N 35 38.152, W 078 48.389
  • Which Way? N 35 38.068 W 078 48.667

Other caches in and around Bass Lake

  • Birds of a feather picnic together: N 35 38.389, W 078 48.131
  • I’ll get to it...someday: N 35 38.314, W 078 48.514
  • Big "B" Super Car: N 35 38.228, W 078 48.495


Letterboxing is a growing hobby that combines elements of hiking, treasure hunting and creative expression into an activity the whole family can enjoy. Participants seek hidden letterboxes by following clues that are posted online. Participants record their discoveries in their personal journals with the help of rubber stamps that are part of the letterboxes. In addition, letterboxers have their own personal stamps to mark the letterbox’s log book. Get clues and names of nearby letterboxes at

Letterboxes in Bass Lake Park

  • Hooty Hoot Hoot
  • Sneaky Snake
  • Reptile or Amphibian

Safety reminder

Geocaching, letterboxing, hiking, backpacking and other outdoor activities involve risk to both persons and property. There are many variables including, but not limited to, weather, fitness level, terrain features and outdoor experience that must be considered prior to seeking or placing a cache or letterbox. Be prepared for your journey and be sure to check the current weather and conditions before heading outdoors. Always use common sense and caution. Exposure to snakes, insects and other wildlife is possible. Be careful and have fun.