Placing a geocache in state parks

 Placing a geocache in Minnesota state parks.

Geocaching in Minnesota State Parks is an extremely popular activity. Since 2008, well over 1,200 geocaches have been hidden in Minnesota State Parks, Recreation Areas, and Waysides. 

Do you want to hide a geocache for other people to find? Great! Read these guidelines  first, and then apply for a State Park geocaching permit.


How do I apply?

Permits are required to place a geocache within a State Park, Recreation Area, or Wayside.  Please submit a completed geocaching permit application to the Parks and Trails division to review.  Anticipate that it may take up to 30 days for your application to be processed.


Or maybe you'd like to place a geocache in a Minnesota state forest. Here's what you need to know


Still have questions?

We've tried to put all the information you might need here on this page.  If you still have questions about the geocaching program, please call (651) 259-5607 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email [email protected].