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Find a cache in the Madison Parks! Geocaching is a popular outdoor "scavenger hunt" that uses a global positioning system (GPS) device and internet-published coordinates to locate a hidden physical cache. A physical cache may be a trinket or log book in a plastic container hidden under some leaves. Geocaching is an acceptable activity in the parks when all the guidelines are followed. Those interested in participating seek a hidden—not buried—physical cache. A waterproof container stores the trade item or logbook. For a letterbox cache, there is usually a logbook and rubber stamp. Participants mark their personal logbooks with the stamp from the letterbox, and use their own personal stamp to mark the letterbox's logbook. For a micro-cache, a small container such as a film canister is used.
process for permission
If you are interested in placing a cache in a City of Madison park, please submit your request through Geocaching.com. For additional information, please visit Wisconsin Geocaching Association or contact local geocacher CommanderUSN.