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Traditional Geocache

Reed Bingham State Park

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

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Reed Bingham State Park

Cache information:

Steward: TeamBulldawg
Park: Reed Bingham State Park
Cache type: Traditional
Coordinates: N 31º 10.483 W 083º 32.153
Difficulty: 1.5
Terrain: 1.5
Cache Description: One of 45 caches created from a partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Geocachers Association. The “Georgia State Park GeoTour" kicked off on May 8th 2010. All 45 Geo-Caches have a stamp inside particular to its own park. This cache is a simple one, just park in the right spot and walk about 75-100 feet to the coordinates. Please place the cache exactly as you found it for the next cacher.

Visitors to this pretty park usually see abundant wildlife, including rare species such as gopher tortoises, spotted turtles, limpkins and nesting bald eagles. Alligators are often seen sunning along the lake's edge. During winter, thousands of "buzzards," actually black and vultures and turkey vultures, roost in the trees and soar overhead. Nearly 80 percent of the Coastal Plain's plant community can be found along the park's Coastal Plain Nature Trails, making this park's habitat some of the most diverse in the country.

A 375-acre lake is popular with boaters and skiers, and fishing for bass, crappie, catfish and bream is excellent. Volunteers can assist with gopher tortoise research projects and numerous annual events. Reed Bingham is less than six miles from I-75, making it a relaxing stop for travelers. It was named for Amos Reed Bingham who was instrumental in having the park established.

* While at the park, do not disturb any gopher tortoise nests, if you see one anywhere near the cache site please notify the Park Ranger before you leave.

Hours:
Park: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 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

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: (229) 896-3551

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

Special Thanks:
Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member TeamBulldawg, Volunteer Steward of Reed Bingham 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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