Geocaching in South Windsor

Did you know that there are numerous Geocaches in South Windsor? They are on our fields, trails, and in our parks. Geocaching is a fun activity that can be shared with the whole family.

Mission
It coincides with the Mission of the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department as a safe, affordable, and healthy opportunity accessible to all. It enriches physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, thus enhancing life in South Windsor.
Geocache map showing the locations of all geocaches in the area
Introduction to Geocaching
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.

What You Need to Geocache
  • An account that can be easily set up at the Geocaching website (basic membership is free)
  • A GPS enabled device (GPS device or a smart phone with a Geocaching app)
  • Shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather outside and walking on trails or being in other environments where the caches might be
Rules
  1. If you take something from the geocache (or cache), leave something of equal or greater value.
  2. Write about your find in the cache logbook.
  3. Log your experience at the Geocaching website.
What's Usually in a Cache?
  • A cache always contains a logbook or log sheet for you to log your find.
  • Larger caches may contain a logbook and any number of items. These items turn the adventure into a true treasure hunt.
  • Remember, if you take something, leave something of equal or greater value in return.
Geocaching Fun Facts
  • Geocaches are located all over the world.
  • There are over 5 million geocachers worldwide.
  • Geocaches are allowed in open spaces, other planets, and on spacecraft.
Geocache treasure found in a stump
Additional Resources
South Windsor Parks & Recreation Geocaches
South Windsor Parks and Recreation now has  caches hidden in parks near you. Treasures include:
  • Balloons
  • Lanyards
  • Tattoos
Please sign our log book and record your findings on our Geocaching log book.