Introduction to Geocaching at Washoe Lake State Park on Saturday, June 8

WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. – What is geocaching?  Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt where participants use hand-held global positioning system (GPS) devices to track down a stash hidden in a location designated by latitude and longitude. Rangers will teach you the basics of geocaching and develop your orienteering GPS skills. Bring your own GPS if you have one. We will have a limited number of GPS units to loan for the program.

WHAT: Introduction to Geocaching

WHEN: Saturday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: Participants will meet at the Washoe Lake State Park Equestrian Area pavilion.WashoeLakeState Park is 18 miles south ofReno and five miles north ofCarson City. Travel onU.S. 395, take the Eastlake Boulevard Exit (exit 44) and park entrance is on the left.

WHO:  The event is open to the public of all ages. Bring the family.

COST:  There is no charge for the program, but there is a $ 7.00 per vehicle entry fee. Nevada residents receive a $ 2.00 discount.             

CONTACT: Contact Steven Silva at 775-684-2774 or for further information.

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 24 parks, historic sites and recreation areas inNevada.