Geocaching and Letterboxing

Geocaching

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

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

  • Letterboxing is a hobby the combines hiking, treasure hunting and creative expression
  • Family activity everyone 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 www.atlasquest.com

Letterboxes in Bass Lake Park

  • Hooty Hoot Hoot
  • Sneaky Snake
  • Reptile or Amphibian

Safety reminders

  • 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 and use your common sense and caution
  • Exposure to snakes, insects and other wildlife is possible
  • Be careful and have fun