geocaching in saw mill river audubon sanctuaries

Geocachers at Brinton Brook. Photo:Hudson Valley Geocaching Group.

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. As of Fall 2013, fifteen different geocaches have been hidden in Saw Mill River Audubon sanctuaries.

Once a geocache is found, the finder signs a log book in the cache to record their find, can log their find online at and may also trade with simple items stored in the cache container. Then the cache is placed back in its original hiding place.

hiding caches in SMRA sanctuaries

Please contact our office before hiding any new caches in our sanctuaries. We support geocaching but, before giving the required landowner permission for you to put a new geocache in our sanctuaries, we want to work with you to make sure that we have high quality geocaches in our sanctuaries and that sensitive sanctuary habitats are protected.