Geocache Adventure at Indiana Dunes State Park, Jan. 20

January 18, 2018

The Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center will be hosting a Geocache Adventure on January 20 from 10:30am-5:30 pm CST. Using GPS units, participants will travel the park and nearby Duneland area while completing outdoor challenges.

“This annual event is a sure way to cure any winter cabin fever! All you need is a GPS unit or the geocaching phone application along with a sense of adventure. All geocache experience levels are welcome,” said Marie Laudeman, Indiana Dunes State Park Interpretive Naturalist.

A special aspect of this year’s challenge explores the history of the Dunes and their relationship to the South Shore Commuter Train line. “It’s been exciting to work with area partners on planning this year’s adventure. Naturalists, curators and geocaching gurus from the Barker Mansion, Northwest Indiana Geocachers Association, and the Westchester Township History Museum have all come together to plan this fun-filled day,” said Marie.

The day’s adventures will end with prizes and awards during the annual chili dump dinner at 4:30 p.m. Participants are invited to bring their own chili to dump into the large kettle that will be cooking over a fire at the Nature Center all afternoon.

Participants can pre-register and learn more about the day’s activities by going to, and searching zip code 46304 to find the event listing.

The event is free after paying the standard park admission of $7 per in-state vehicle or $12 per out-of-state vehicle.

Learn more about geocaching right here!



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