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 (Nov. 29)

GOOD. Water normal stained; 65 degrees; 2.55 feet below pool. Striped bass fishing is good with gulls working active fish around main lake river ledges in 60-70 feet of water. Drift live shad or flukes suspended 30-40 feet down. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair on live shad along the bluffs, and the main lake points off the banks. Swimbaits are landing catches off the boulders and on the clay banks. Catfish are good, drifting large cut shad chunks along deep flats off the river channels in 50-60 feet of water. Bigger fish will start to move shallower with colder water temperatures. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows fishing brush in 10-15 feet of water and around docks. Report by Jacob Orr, Lake Texoma Guaranteed Guide Service. Striped bass are good with daily limits under the birds. Fish midlake schools with slabs, swimbaits and live bait. There is some deadstick action. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors.

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