is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by
adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to
locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share
your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age
groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the
There are 646,633 active geocaches around the world.
Cache In Trash Out is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by
the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers have been
dedicated to cleaning up parks and other cache-friendly places around
Once you have found a
geocache, sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original
location. Afterward, share your geocaching stories and photos online!
Geocaching is free! There are no membership fees to have access
to most caches! There is a "Premium" membership option which
lists additional caches and has other interesting features. You
simply log on to the website, create a username and password, and enter
the WORLD of geocaching!
This is truly a worldwide game!
Currently there are 30 to find in Wompatuck listed on the "free"
Geocaching site. Other caches may be available to "premium"
Geocaching will get you into the great outdoors of Wompatuck and will
lead you to interesting locations throughout the park. Some are
incredibly fascinating, some are incredibly beautiful, and some are
just plain fun! This is a great FAMILY activity! Get out there
and enjoy your park!
When you log onto
the geocaching site, select HIDE AND SEEK A CACHE and use the keyword
search for WOMPATUCK. This will generate a short list of
caches. You can select any of these sites to access the google
map for the entire park.
remember to protect our park! Always Cache In Trash Out!
And please be careful if you have to bushwhack - protect the
you locate a cache that is in a dangerous location or is in an
environmentally sensitive area, please contact the park supervisor,
Steve Gammon at 781-749-7160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.