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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Recreation

Geocaching

Geocaching within the Salem District

What Is It?

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.

Geocaching on BLM Public Lands

There are no designated geocaching areas on public lands managed by the BLM in Oregon and Washington. However, BLM welcomes this activity in appropriate locations on public lands when it is conducted with minimal impact to the environment.

Geocaching DO's

Recreation Reminder

There's no excuse for abuse. Please contact your local BLM office if you observe any misuse or abuse of a cache location.

Geocaching DON'Ts

  • DON'T place caches in Wilderness.
  • DON'T place caches at or damage cultural and archeological sites.
  • DON'T create user trails to hidden caches.
  • DON'T disrupt wildlife.

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