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Grasslands National Park

Geocaching activities at Grasslands National Park 

Check out geocaching.com to get the coordinates for your Grasslands National Park geocaches. When you get to the park, soak up the scenery as you hunt for hidden geocaches. Each find holds a treasure. Don’t have a GPS? Stop by the Visitor Centre and rent one.

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a fun, outdoor treasure hunting game. Participants use Global Positioning System or GPS units to find hidden containers called caches. The caches are hidden in special places in Grasslands National Park. When you find the cache, you will discover why that place is so important!

Geocachers are welcome to Grasslands National Park! There are 2 different multi-stage caches found within the park. Click on the link below to learn more!

Five Themes – West Block

Find 5 geocaches hidden in the West Block of Grasslands National Park. Each cache has a short story about one of the 5 Park Themes! You can complete this multicache while visiting other areas of the park. You will need to hike about 10km total but this can be done over one day or several!

To participate, here’s what you need to do: 

Discover the Secrets of the Badlands – East Block

Find 3 geocaches hidden in the East Block of Grasslands National Park. Each cache has a short story about the history of the badlands! You will need to hike about 12km total but this can be done over one day or several!

To participate, here’s what you need to do: 

Kids Go Geocaching – East Block

Search through the Badlands for 3 geocaches! Watch for wildlife, learn about the homesteaders or perhaps discover a dinosaur fossil! To complete this challenge, kids will need to find 3 caches located along the Rim by the McGowan’s Access Road. Be prepared to spend about an hour geocaching! You will need to hike about 500m in total!

To participate, here’s what you need to do: 

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Geocaching at Grasslands National Park
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