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Traditional Geocache

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

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

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Cache information:

Steward: Lakebum
Park: Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Cache type: Letterbox
Coordinates: N34° 01.484 W83° 03.816
Difficulty: 1.5
Terrain: 2.5
Cache Description: This cache is about a mile down the trail the follows along the South Fork River.

This cache is located just past an overlook platform along a beautiful trail. The platform is overlooking a wetland area that should be full of wild life during the summer months. From the cache location you can see a Wood Duck house mounted on a tree right in the middle of the wetland area. The trail to the cache winds along the South Fork River. From the trail you have some beautiful views of the river and some areas where folks wade into the river and hang out and enjoy the river. Bring some sandals or swim shoes so you can enjoy the river as well.

The hike into the cache is about a one mile hike in.

The parking and the trail head is right next to the covered bridge.

Hours:
Park: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PUBLIC NOTICE: Closed seasonally from December 1st through February 28th.
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM Phone: 706-783-5349
Parking Fee:
$5.00

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 45 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 any 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: (706) 783-5349

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

Special Thanks:
Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member Lakebum, Volunteer Steward of Watson Mill Bridge 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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