NLR Parks and RecreationGeocaching

What is geocaching? logo

Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.

Where can I get more information about geocaching?

Geocaching's official web site:
      (then click on 'Getting Started')

Arkansas Geocacher's Association:

The Associated Arkansas Geocachers:

How can I get involved in geocaching?

The easiest way to get involved in geocaching is to attend a geocaching event.  There are many posted at the web sites above. 

Are there geocaches in NLR Parks?

Yes.  There are more than 50 geocaches in and around NLR Parks with more being added.  Burns Park has over 40 geocaches alone.

May I place a cache in a city park?

You must have a permit from us to place a cache in a city park.  There is no cost, just fill out and submit a form, we will evaluate the location and cache description, and let you know of our decision within a day or two.

Geocacher's Creed (more info...)

Safe • Legal • Ethical

When placing or seeking geocaches, I will:

  1. Not endanger myself or others
  2. Observe all laws & rules of the area
  3. Respect property rights and seek permission where appropriate
  4. Avoid causing disruptions or public alarm
  5. Minimize my and others' impact on the environment
  6. Be considerate of others
  7. Protect the integrity of the game pieces

For more information about this program, please contact Jeff Caplinger (501-791-8540).