Geocaching in Anoka County Parks

Geocaching is a relatively new outdoor recreation activity that blends modern-day navigation technology with the concept of treasure hunting. Over the past decade, geocaching has evolved into a popular recreation activity that is enjoyed around the globe.

Geocaching is initiated by an individual hiding a cache, normally a waterproof container with small items inside, then recording the location with a Global Positioning Unit (GPS). The cache may be in a hollow log or under an object. The individual then posts the GPS coordinates, along with a description of the cache on the geocaching web site ( Other individuals then try to find the cache. When it is located, they sign a log book, then take or leave a small item. They also post their find on the on-line log book.

In addition, the Parks Department offers virtual geocaching programs and GPS rentals at Wargo Nature Center which is aimed at introducing the activity to new enthusiast's. If you have any questions or comments regarding geocaching in the Anoka County Parks and Recreation System, please contact Cory Hinz, Recreation Services Manager at 763-324-3411.

  1. Registration Form
  2. Geocaching Ordinance
  3. Geocaching Rules

If you are interested in requesting authorization to place a cache in one of the above designated parks, please complete the Geocache Site Application Form. Submit the form to Cory Hinz, Recreation Services Manager via email or at 550 Bunker Lake Boulevard Andover, MN 55304. The estimated turnaround time of the application is two weeks or less.