Lake Texoma Family Fun Activities: Geocaching Adventures

Geocaching adventures is a great family fun activity to take part in year-round. As the busy lake season winds down, families often have more time for Geocaching.

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is much like an outdoor treasure hunt using devices that are GPS enabled. Family members try to find various locations of hidden devices.

How to get Started Geocaching?

To get started Geocaching, you will need a free membership to Geocaching. Then, you will search the “Hide & Seek Cache” page on the membership site. Enter your zip code into the parameters. Choose a remote device. Then, you will be given the coordinates of the device.

Enter the coordinates into your GPS locater. This can include your navigational system in your vehicle. Or you can use a GPS enabled mobile device to find the devices you are searching for.

Then, you and your family members will be well on your way to a geocaching adventure. Once you find the hidden treasure, you can usually sign the “logbook” for the device. Then, place the once hidden gem back for someone else to be able to search for it.

What are Geocaching Rules to Follow?

There are only a small number of general rules to follow when Geocaching. First, if a geocache has something to “take” at its location, then consider leaving something of equal or more excellent value for the next person to find – pay it forward.

Next, use the logbook that is available when possible. Add your own personal documentation if desired. Then, take some time to share your adventure details with others – other family, friends, on social media, and/or the Geocaching site.

Sharing Your Geocaching Adventures

During your hidden treasure hunt, a family fun idea is to document your adventure. You can create your own “geocaching adventure diary.” And you can take pictures of the locations in which you found the devices. Take a family fun photo to create long-lasting memories.

Geocaching Around the World

One of the exciting things about Geocaching is there are devices place throughout the world. Not only will you find them at lake sites, but you will also find them at various locations in the city, in the countryside, in each state, and in any country. Geocache devices may be of differing types, but each is found in the same manner.

Get Started Geocaching Near Lake Texoma

Are you looking for a new adventure near Lake Texoma? Then, consider setting up a free membership online to get started Geocaching. Then, look at the Hide & Seek page to add Lake Texoma zip codes. Then, choose a fascinating hidden treasure and get started on a new geocaching adventure! And please let the lake readers know how your journey went!


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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 19)

GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees; 3.56 feet above pool. Striper fishing is great on live bait anchoring on humps in 20-30 feet of water and drifting flats in 15-25 feet of water. Topwaters are working early in the backs of creeks and along river channels. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared baits. Channels are on the rocks and shallow flats in 10-20 feet of water. Blue catfish are on deep humps in 40-50 feet of water. Bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and top waters early along the banks. Look for bass in the shade during the day near docks in 8-15 feet of water. Shad fry are everywhere so downsize baits to catch numbers. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows near docks and on brush piles using electronics to spot active fish in 10-18 feet of water. Report by Jacob Orr, Guaranteed Guide Service Lake Texoma. Water level continues to be high. Smaller striped bass are surfacing feeding on shad hitting topwaters and swimbaits. Slab bite is starting to turn on producing better quality fish in big schools in deep water. The slab bite will only improve. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors.

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