Geocaching is a type of treasure hunt. However, rather than following old maps and digging for treasure, you use a GPS or smartphone app to find caches (geocaches) that have been hidden by fellow-enthusiasts. Geocaches are everywhere – from just down the street to the most remote wilderness areas. They range from extremely small containers to large ammo-style boxes; their contents may include a log book where you can sign your name, tradable items, and more.
A popular geocaching website lists several geocaches within Galveston Island State Park, one of which is reported to be “inside the park headquarters, right inside the front door, under the coffee bar.”
If you’d like to learn more about geocaching, refer to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) website. TPWD also invites you to take part in the Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge.
Welcome to the Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge
TPWD has placed geocaches in state parks, historic sites, and natural areas throughout the state. You and your family are invited to join TPWD in the adventure of discovering these hidden items, revealing exciting facts and stories about Texas State Parks and winning prizes for your discoveries. More information is available here.