Geocaching in the
LaPorte County Parks

What is Geocaching? (according to geocaching.com)

"Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache. As of today, there are 36696 active caches in 152 countries."

If you enjoy searching for them go to Geocaching.com to get more information on where to find them, what you need to use, and many more questions.

Permitted caches at our parks

Park and Cache Name
Coordinates Waypoint

 

Luhr Park
Observe Luhr Park

N. 41 33.408
W. 086 44.133
GC39C2R

Luhr Park
LUHRed here             

N. 41 33.409
W. 086 44.263
GCJ63H

Luhr Park
Locked Cache              

N 41 33.274
W 086 44.249
GC38HFJ

 

Red Mill Park
Big Blue
N. 41 36.028
W. 086 52.754
GC1QKKD

Red Mill Park
Red Mill Cache

N. 41 36.327
W. 086 52.571

GCAC1F

Red Mill Park
Wired #1- A Shocking Cache

N 41 36.160
W 086 52.728
GC611AG

 

Creek Ridge Park
Creek Ridge Cache 2

N. 41 40.328
W. 086 50.960
GCWR4M

 

Bluhm Park
Crumpacker Tracker Jacker

N. 41 33.169
W. 086 54.725

GCJHHZ

Bluhm Park
Lincoln trailhead

N.41 33.167
W.086 54.846

GC6AJ0Q

Bluhm Park
Lincoln trail hide

N.41 33.268
W. 086 54.745

GCAHZ6

Bluhm Park
If it were a snake...

N 41 33.270
W 086 54.613
GC6DT22

Bluhm Park
Grove Shelter Micro

N 41 33.078
W W 086 54.916
GC6T5RW

Bluhm Park Tweezers? What do you mean tweezers

N 41 33.102
W 086 55.092
GC6T5QA

 

* Attention * The Parks Department asks that you ask permission to place a cache in our parks because some locations are protected and are not available for caches. Caches need to be approved and permits filled out for each cach. Click here for the permit.

 

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