The San Dieguito River Park
Geocaching is a great way to explore the world around you and is a game for all ages. However, in order to minimize the impact on habitat, we limit cache placement to sites near the trail or in an already disturbed area.
What is Geocaching?
According to Geocaching.com, “geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt.” At the game’s basic level, a geocacher hides a container with a log book inside it, marks the coordinates of the hiding spot with their GPS unit, and posts the coordinates online. Another geocacher downloads those coordinates into their GPS, navigates to the location, finds the container, signs the log book, and places the geocache back in its hiding spot for other geocachers to find.
Caches can come in many forms, depending on the person who hides it. They range from micro-sized to large, and they might be hidden under an obvious pile of rocks or be cleverly camouflaged with their surroundings. Sometimes, there are small trinkets in the geocaches that you can trade for items you bring. If you register for a free account on Geocaching, you can also share your adventures online.
We regularly monitor caches within our area. If we find a cache that does not follow SDRP general provisions (as noted on the registration form), or Geocaching guidelines, we will contact the cache owner to rectify the cache. The cache will be removed if action is not taken within 2 weeks of contact.
Please review and submit our Geocaching Registration form if you are interested in placing caches in the River Park.