Geocaching on BLM Idaho Public Lands
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Welcome, BLM Idaho Public Land Adventurer!
Join the BLM and Seymour Antelope for an outdoor adventure on your public lands. As you venture out on your treasure hunt, you will learn more about your public lands and visit new and exciting destinations. Geocaches are hidden throughout Idaho and as you find the locations, you can earn prizes! Ready to start your adventure? Read below to find out more.
What is geocaching?
Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game played by global positioning system (GPS) users. Participants search for hidden containers, called geocaches, and then share their experiences online. Caches are typically waterproof containers of varying sizes and shapes, holding miscellaneous items such as logbooks and trinkets. Individuals and organizations have set up caches all over the world and share the locations on geocaching websites.
Let's Get Started
1. Visit our BLM Idaho Geocachers profile page on the National Geocaching website to find a list of our caches. Note: You must be a member of geocaching.com to view cache boxes. Basic membership is free. Be sure to check back often because we will be adding more sites in the future.
2. Once you have selected your destination, grab your friends and family, your GPS unit, and begin your journey!
3. Before you leave or after you return from your adventure, download a BLM Idaho Geocaching Passport book to track your progression. In this book, you will collect electronic stamps (e-stamps) for each location you find. After you have collected 4 stamps for your chosen region of Idaho, you will earn a prize. Collect one stamp from each BLM district and you will win a special statewide prize. More information about your passport book.
4. When you have located a geocache box, you will find instructions inside on how to proceed and to redeem the e-stamp specific to your destination.
5. We want to hear about you and your experiences as you get outdoors on our public lands. Please share your photos and comments with us! We will share these photos on our Facebook page.
BLM Idaho Geocaching in the News
Idaho Statesman Blog | Video | Article
Idaho Mountain Express Article