If you want an exciting new hobby that allows you to combine your love of technology with nature and exploration, geocaching is for you!
Basically, geocaching is a world-wide scavenger hunt using GPS technology. Geocaching is great for people of all ages and abilities. There are caches hidden all over the world in cities and forests and everything in between. The most recent statistics indicate that there are “1,084,870 active caches and an estimated 3-4 million geocachers worldwide."
Passport to Maplewood Parks! Your
Mission is to: Hunt down the site of each cache in the parks. Write
down the secret word from each cache and write it in your passport log.
Once your passport is full, bring it to either the Maplewood Nature
Center or the Parks and Recreation Counter and the Maplewood City Hall
and claim your prize!
We've hidden a cache in 26 of Maplewood’s Parks, 2 in Maplewood Neighborhood Preserves and 1 in the Nature Center.
Your Geocache Passport and a list of the coordinates to find each cache is available! Just print the basics or stop by the Parks and Recreation Department (City Hall) or the Maplewood Nature Center for a passport packet.
**The cache in Flicek has been moved and the coordinates updated in the downloadable packet.**
New! GPS devices can now be rented from the Parks and Recreation Department. Please call 651-249-2120 for details.
For your convenience here is a map of Maplewood's Parks.
If you're having any issues finding a cache please contact our geocaching expert, Scott, by email.