Geocaching: What is it?
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps:
1. Register for a free Basic Membership at
2. Visit the "Hide & Seek a Cache" page.
3. Enter your postal code and click "search".
4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
7. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
8. Share your geocaching stories and photos online.

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1. Geocaching: What do I need?
2. Geocaching: What is it?
3. Geocaching: Are there geocache sites in our County Parks and on our County Trails?
4. Geocaching: Are there different types?
5. Where are the County Parks located in Chisago County?
6. Where are the campsites located in Chisago County?
7. Are there boat landings at the County Parks?
8. Can I reserve a County Park?
9. Can we fly our drone in a County Park?
10. Do my guests and I need to pay a parking fee to use a County Park?
11. If the park attendant is not at the building do I still need to pay for parking?
12. What is the vehicle permit fee at Fish Lake County Park?
13. Can I purchase a season parking pass?
14. How do I reserve a picnic shelter, pavilion, covered area or campsite?
15. How much does a shelter or campsite reservation cost?
16. What information is required to reserve a shelter or campsite?
17. If I reserve a shelter before Memorial Day weekend or after Labor Day weekend are staff available to unlock the restrooms?
18. How many people can be seated under a shelter?
19. How many people can use a campsite?
20. What features are available at the campsites?
21. How do I know when my shelter reservation is confirmed?
22. How do I know when my campsite reservation is confirmed?
23. How do others know that I have reserved the shelter for the day?
24. What if someone has come early and taken the shelter or campsite that we reserved?
25. If the shelter is not available, are tents permitted?
26. If the shelter at Fish Lake County Park is not available are there other parks we can use?
27. Is there a grill near the shelter area?
28. May I cancel my shelter reservation and get a refund?
29. Where are the County Trails located in Chisago County?
30. Are trail maps available?
31. Who do I contact if I have questions not listed here?
32. How do I make a donation to the County Parks and Trails?
33. Are reservations needed to use the Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail or the Swedish Immigrant Regional Trail?
34. What is considered a large event on the Regional Trails?
35. What is the difference between a Large Event Special use Permit AND a Special Use Permit?
36. When is a Large Event Special Use Permit required?
37. When is a Special Use Permit required?
38. What happens with my Damage Deposit?
39. Do I need a Special Use Permit if I have already reserved a park shelter?