Geocaching, Earth Caching, Letterboxing or Similar Activity
This popular outdoor recreational activity is where participants use Global Positioning System, mobile devices or other systems to find hidden objects at specific locations.
To best manage these activities and to ensure the safety of both the visitors and the property, the division has established guidelines and a permitting process for those requesting to place caches on Ohio State Park properties. For these guidelines, geocaches, earth caches, letterboxes, or similar items will be referred to as caches.
A Geocache Pernit is required in advance to hide a cache; additional rules apply and are found on the application. There is no fee to obtain a Geocache Permit.
Caches shall only be permitted if available to the public without a fee. Caches advertised only to a fee-based membership group will not be permitted.
ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft cannot be responsible for the security of caches. ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft reserves the right at any time to limit the amount or remove a cache if it has an adverse effect to visitors, the property, or the property's operations.
Applications should be completed and mailed or emailed to the park where the cache is being placed.