Monday, September 26, 2011

Introduction to Geocaching to be held at Mark Twain Lake

Geocaching at Mark Twain Lake.
Like technology?  Enjoy the outdoors?  Come learn about the hottest new recreation trend called geoaching.  Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device to navigate through a game of “treasure hunting” of sorts to find “geocaches” or “caches” in specific locations.  It’s easy to learn and once people do, they often hike around for miles through various terrains looking for caches.   

On October 1st, at the M.W.Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on Mark Twain Lake, Rangers and volunteers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-St. Louis District will be on hand to introduce interested individuals to this exciting new sport.  Between the hours of 10am and 3pm, staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide hands on assistance to visitors to guide them through this exciting new activity.  You can bring your own portable GPS unit if you like or units will be available to loan out for the day of the event.  Although this is an introduction to geocaching and most of the caches will be in the general location of the Visitor Center grounds, seasoned geocachers are welcome to come by, visit and share their experiences and help with newcomers.

The M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is located on Rt. J, just south of the Clarence Cannon Dam.  If you need additional information or have questions, please contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573-735-4097 or email us at   

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