Discover geocaching at Washoe Lake State Park July 31

2009 04 23 washoelake Discover geocaching at Washoe Lake State Park July 31

Washoe Lake State Park

WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. – Nevada State Parks invites the public to a free introductory course on geocaching at Washoe Lake State Park on July 31. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt where participants use hand-held global positioning system (GPS) devices to track hidden stashes in a location designated by latitude and longitude.

Washoe Lake State Park has invited Todd Wilson, a local geocaching expert, to help teach the basics of geocaching and to help participants develop GPS skills. Participants are asked to bring their own GPS units, but a limited number of GPS units will be provided.

All families who attend this will receive a memorabilia prize in honor of Nevada State Parks’ 75th anniversary.

The program will be held at the main group area. There is no charge for the program — however, there is a $7.00 per vehicle entry fee for the park. Nevada residents receive a $ 2.00 per vehicle discount.

Contact Jennifer Dawson at 775-687-4319 for more information.