Geocaching Around the Shaver Lake Region

There is always something new going on in the greater Shaver Lake region. Soon one of those activities may be a new sport called geocaching.

The whole family can get involved. The sport is becoming very popular.

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that's happening right now, all around you. There are 2,370,139 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide.

At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps:

  1. Register for a free Basic Membership.
  2. Visit the "Hide & Seek a Cache" page.
  3. Enter your postal code and click "search."
  4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
  5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
  6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
  7. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
  8. Share your geocaching stories and photos online.

The Shaver Lake Visitors Bureau is looking into geocaching. If you have participated in other geocaching events and would like to see such activity in and around Shaver Lake, please Email Us with your thoughts or suggestions.