Geocaching & Orienteering

Head out to treasure hunt with geocaching or check out an orienteering course and discover parts of the Kentucky State Parks that you normally might not see.

Geocaching in Kentucky

Modern aged treasure hunting is perhaps the best way to describe a geocaching adventure. With caches all over the state, and world for that matter, any one can participate in geocaching. All you need is a GPS unit and a desire for exploration. To find caches located throughout Kentucky, visit www.geocaching.com.

Looking for something a little off the beaten path? Then orienteering is for you. Orienteering is a sport in wilderness navigation where a person uses a map and compass to complete a course. It uses many of the same skills found in geocaching and adventure racing.

Kentucky is leading the nation in the development of new orienteering activities and trails throughout the Commonwealth. In the first of its kind program and in cooperation with Orienteering USA, Orienteering Louisville and Orienteering Cincinnati, in 2012 the Kentucky State Parks Orienteering Trail will have an orienteering course at: Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, Rough River Dam State Resort Park and Taylorsville Lake State Park.