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Traditional Geocache

Fort Yargo State Park

A cache by gaparks
Hidden : 5/8/2010
In Georgia, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Fort Yargo State Park

Cache information:

Steward: gee!
Park: Fort Yargo State Park
Cache type: Traditional
Coordinates: N 33° 58.115 W 083° 44.208
Difficulty: 1
Terrain: 2
Cache Description: The Fort Yargo geocache features the highest point for admiring the Marbury Creek Watershed, where 16,394 acres of land drain. It is a peaceful, shady, restful place. This park has a sandy beach, fishing, picnicing, camping, and features wooded trails that are especially popular with bicyclists.

To find the cache, enter the park from the main entrance (Area A) on S. Broad St. & pay the nominal entrance fee. Drive down Fort Yargo Rd, passing "Old Fort Yargo" on the left. Turn at the next right, park at picnic area #5 posted in the additional waypoints. Walk (do not drive) up the old gravel roadbed. (You passed it on the right as you drove in to the picnic area loop.) You will find the geocache inside the gated resting place. There are several letterboxes already inside the resting place gates, in the shade of large trees. You can go inside the gates to look around, and pay your respects to Carter Hill and Matthew Hosch.

You will be looking for an ammo box.

Hours:
Park: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parking Fee:
$5.00

First to Find!

If you’re quick, there is a “First-to-Find” special prize. A certificate for a 1-night camping stay is included in each cache for the person who gets there first. Then record your achievement in the cache box log book as your proof of discovery.

Georgia State Parks GeoTour:

Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game similar to a treasure hunt played with a GPS device. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, take a trinket from the cache, leave something of greater or equal value in return for the next person and then share your experiences online. There are over a million active geocaches around the world and now with the Georgia State Parks GeoTour you can “Get Out. Get Dirty. Get Fit.“ and go geocaching in Georgia state parks.

Steps to the Georgia State Parks GeoTour:

1. Obtain a Georgia State Park GeoTour PassPort from any park or historic site or download a PDF from GaParksGeocaching.com"

2. Go to Geocaching.com" create a log-in and find the GPS coordinates and more information for the Georgia State Parks GeoTour locations.

3. Start your search and locate one or all caches using a hand-held GPS unit. The cache containers are sealed ammo boxes labeled as a Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites geocache. Caches are located in 42 Georgia state parks and state historic parks.

4. When you find a GeoTour cache, log your name and any comments on the logbook inside the cache and stamp your PassPort grid sheet with the unique stamp for that specific park.

5. Be sure to follow the Leave No Trace guidelines –GeorgiaStateParks.org/LeaveNoTrace"

6. Follow the Traveling Gophers. There are 58 Georgia State Park & Historic Sites TravelBugs® moving around the country. Click here to see where the travel gopher for this park is now. Be on the lookout for them and help them get to a new destination.

7. If you’re quick, there is a “First-to-Find” special prize.

8. Find one of the “endangered” gopher stuffed toys in 10 of the caches and it’s yours to keep and protect.

9. Complete specific numbers of caches to get a custom Geo-Coin. Bring your stamped PassPort into the park’s Visitor Center and receive a voucher for your coin.


With 15 completed caches you are eligible for a bronze level coin
With 30 completed caches you are eligible for a silver level coin
With 40 completed caches you are eligible for a gold level coin
Bonus Caches:
Once you find the caches for the custom geo-coins you are also eligible for a bonus cache at each level. These caches are more challenging and not required to complete the GeoTour or receive your coins. Click on the links below to access the bonus cache pages:

Bronze Bonus Cache page

Silver Bonus Cache page

Gold Bonus Cache page

State Parks Information:
For informantion on GA Parks Geocaching: GaParksGeocaching.com

Park: (770) 867-3489

Lodges/Cabins/Yurts/Camp Reservations: (800) 864-7275

Special Thanks:
Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member gee! , Volunteer Steward of Fort Yargo State Park State Park.
Disclaimer to New Geocachers:
Please join us in playing! All are welcome who observe and obey the rules. Please do not move or vandalize the container. Replace the cache like or better than you found it and when you leave, and make sure the cache is completely covered. Please do not remove the rubber stamp from the ammo can, this is a essential game piece for cachers accepting the GeoTour. The real treasure is just finding the container and sharing your thoughts with everyone who finds it. Pick up a GeoTour Passport at any Park Visitor Center.
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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