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- Download the Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge Coordinates as a pdf
- Get the Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge Coordinates from Geocache.com
- Download a kml file of the Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge Coordinates, from Geocache.com that you can view in Google Earth & other mapping/gps units.
Please be sure & check the Park website, or contact them, prior to arrival, for the most recent information (i.e. schedule, weather related closures, etc.).
Approximately 90 sites, including parks, historic sites, and other TPWD properties across Texas will be participating in the Statewide Geocache Challenge. Nearly every cache from the previous statewide challenge will be refreshed and moved to a new location within the park!
Passports - Download the Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge Passport (PDF 1.1 MB).
Awards will be announced soon. They will include pathtags and more! Many of our geocaches will contain a "First to Find" groundspeak trackable geocoin!
To celebrate your caching efforts there will be multiple prize levels:
- Entry Level – 10 caches found
- Bronze Level – 20 caches found
- Silver Level – 30 caches found
- Gold Level – 50 caches found
- Platinum Level – 80 caches found
In addition, all completed and returned passports will receive a waterproof TPWD challenge sticker. Only one award will be given at each level per mailing address.
Passport Submission - When you have found the necessary number of caches to satisfy a prize level, send your completed passport to the address below. A running tally of an individual's number of TXGCC13 finds will be kept on file and awards will be distributed appropriately. You may consider photocopying your passports for your records or in the event of lost mail.
Texas Geocache Challenge - TPWD
4200 Smith School Road
Austin TX 78744
Get out there and find those caches in your state parks, and discover how life's better outside!
Challenge Conclusion - There is currently no end date scheduled for the challenge.
Save Money on Your Trip! Consider purchasing a Texas State Park Pass. For $70, the pass will get you, and all of the occupants of your vehicle, into every state park without having to pay an entrance fee. The Texas State Park Pass can be purchased at most state parks.
Other Geocache Events & Workshops - Don't know how to Geocache? We have special workshops hosted at our State parks to introduce you to this activity. Check out geocache events on our Calendar.
Sign up for TPWD e-mail updates about geocaching. We may announce special theme challenges, special event caches, updates on the geocache challenge, and more great information about caching in parks!
Are you interested in hiding a geocache at a TPWD property? All cache placements are at the discretion of the site superintendent or manager. Download the suggested guidelines and cache information sheet here. Use it to help your site staff member more easily approve your hopeful placement!
Questions? E-mail any specific questions to email@example.com and a TPWD representative will respond in a timely manner.