Coming Soon - Kentucky State Parks Geocaching Challenge!!!!!
Each of Kentucky’s State Parks will have a special geocache with a collector's card inside that is unique to that state park. In addition to the cards, each park will have a small supply of "wild cards" that will be set out in caches throughout the year. You never know if you might be the lucky person to find a "wild card." The game also features a fun award system that rewards you with a prize once you have collected cards from 5, 10, 20, and all park locations. There will also be a special prize for the first person to claim 5, 10, and 20 parks; limited to one person for each level
In order to get started, simply log onto www.geocaching.com to get more information and sign up for a free account so you can log your finds once you have started. You will be able to claim your prizes, starting with your 5th KSP Adventure cache. Simply select the park you want to visit, download the coordinates to your GPS, and print out any hints or instructions that may help you locate the caches. If you do not own a GPS unit they can be rented at all Kentucky State Parks for a small charge. Park offices and visitor centers are open on a limited basis so be sure to call ahead if you are planning to rent a GPS.
While the Kentucky State Parks are supportive of the sport of geocaching, remember to be courteous, respectful, and safe while hunting for your next find. Stay on trails whenever possible, respect wildlife, and do your best to Leave No Trace. For all of the cache hiders out there, only place caches that have been approved by park staff. This helps us to protect delicate resources and alerts staff to an increase of traffic in new areas.
Visit any one of Kentucky's State Parks.
Items to Bring Along
Geocaching is a great way to enjoy your state parks. As with any outdoor activity, it helps to have some special items to make your adventure more enjoyable and safe. We suggest the following items when geocaching:
- GPS unit (of course!)
- Kentucky State Parks Challenge Brochure (coming soon!)
- Map of the area where you are geocaching
- Pen or pencil (sometimes pens and pencils disappear from the caches)
- Insect repellant
- Walking stick (some caches are placed in areas such as under logs or in crevices where it would be prudent to test with a walking stick first rather than your hand)
- Rain gear
- Small backpack to keep everything together
- Good walking or hiking footwear
Most Importantly, Have a Great Time Exploring Kentucky State Parks!