Geocaching

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.


There are seven geocaches hidden in the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex.


Click here to be navigated to Geocaching.com for more information on how Geocaching works.

Getting Started

  1. Obtain a Savannah Coastal Refuges GeoTrail Passport from the Refuge Visitor Center, or download a PDF version here.
  2. Create an account on Geocaching.com.

Already a pro?

Premium members can access caches in the trail through the Geocaching app. Non-premium members will have to use Geocaching.com to access the instructions for finding the caches.



Locating the Caches

  1. You will be able to access the instructions for locating and unlocking the caches at Geocaching.com. Click on the name of the refuge below to be directed to the correct Geocaching.com page.*
  2. Start your search!** Locate caches using a hand-held GPS unit or your phone.


* You cannot use the geocaching app for these caches unless you are a premium member. If you have the Geocaching app, use your finger to hold a refuge button below and select "open in new tab" so that the app does not open automatically.


** The Savannah NWR cache is currently inaccessible due to temporary refuge closure.


***Tybee and Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuges are not open to the public. Their geocaches are located off-refuge.

When you find a cache...

  1. Log your name and any comments into the logbook inside the cache.
  2. Punch your Passport with the unique orienteering punch for that specific Refuge. Be sure to put the stamp back into the container for the next person to use!
  3. Complete all 7 caches to get a custom, trackable challenge coin! *