Go on a treasure hunt the whole family can enjoy -- Geocaching! Geocaching takes your child's love for technology into the great outdoors.
What is geocaching? Its a fun way to find hidden "caches" (prize-filled containers) placed by people all over the world using Global Positioning System (GPS) Devices based on satellites. The GPS Device shows you the latitude and longitude of where the cache is hidden.
You can buy a GPS Device from sporting goods stores or other outdoor outfitters. Alternatively, there are many free apps that you can use with your smart phones GPS technology to join the fun. There are hundreds of caches in Texas State Parks waiting for your discovery! Visit www.texasstateparks.org/geocache for more information and to find coordinates.
Practice now to prepare for the statewide Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge, starting Oct. 1, 2012!
To learn more, watch the featured video.
What to bring
Small, inexpensive prizes to put back in cache
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Remember, pack out what you bring in: Leave No Trace!