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The 2009 Allegany State Park GeoBash

A 3 day event at the Quaker Beach House

Who: You
What: Are invited to attend the 2009 ASP GeoBash
When: May 15th, 16th & 17th, 2009
Where: The beautiful Quaker Side of the 65,000 acre park's Quaker Beach House & Grounds
¤ Plenty of Parking
¤ Sand Beach
¤ Fishing Pier
¤ Canoe/Kayak Access Points
¤ Boat Launch
¤ Children's Playground
Why: To have a great time participating in various events
How: By way of Exit 18 off I-86

There will be plenty of caching, visiting, playing & socializing to keep everyone busy. Come and join us for three days or three hours at this 2007 "Top Amazing Spot" in the nation!

A number of changes have been made this year. CLICK HERE TO DISCOVER WHAT THEY ARE

Important Notices:
  • NO reservation fee for this event & all activities are FREE
  • Instead of placing temporary event caches this year, plent of new permanent caches will be made available & released on that weekend
  • There will be free Wi-Fi on location Friday and Saturday
  • The park charges an entrance fee on Saturday & Sunday, between 9am & 5pm, campers will receive a pass at park registration. There is no park fee outside of these times.
  • Parking: 4 Large Parking Lots & on the dead end access road
  • There are within the park:
    • 424 Campsites
    • 375 Cabins
    • 3Group Camps
    The Cain Hollow tent & trailer camping loops are closest to the event grounds.
  • Many local motels & hotels are also available for those who would like to stay close but without camping
News Updates

Update 02/25/2009: The store is up!
Update 12/14/2008: There will be free Wi-Fi on location Friday and Saturday!

Update 10/21/08: While we are still deep in the planning and firming up details process, we do want everyone to know several exciting things are in the works. We have “insider” knowledge that a good number of cachers are arriving early to enjoy the park and available caches in the area. Committee members were busy over the weekend scouting locations for new permanent ones to add to the 2009 ASP ‘Bash offering. “Officially” the ‘Bash opens at 1 PM Friday. Friday will end with a movie and popcorn for the younger set and tiki torch fire ring on the beach for the more mature set (hint – watch the hill across the lake – you may see weird patterns of light as others hunt down some of those night caches). We have made arrangements for concessions and for two catered meals: Chili on Friday evening and Chicken BBQ at midday Saturday. Check back in January for details on partaking in them. In an effort to do our part to become more environmentally friendly, this year we are encouraging everyone to bring their reusable coffee mugs and water bottles. Refills will be free in the welcome center. A few of the education/ informational sessions we have lined up so far include subjects from Earthcaching to Solar technology & Caching (bet you’d love to know what that’s about!) and activities from Stargazing and Nature walks to Caching with your GeoDog. As in years past, we will be staffing a help desk with volunteers who will give one-on-one pointers and explanations for new cachers or veterans wishing specific assistance. Other activities at the ASP GeoBash event will be the conclusion of the TB race that we started at the 2008 event. We are giving you plenty of “heads up!” for the 2009 Creative Cache Contest – you can spend the cold winter months creating a cache for your entry. Saturday will be a full day, beginning early with socializing, education and ending late with an old fashion street dance on the beach. There will be new permanent caches released Friday and Saturday (including our famous night caches.) There is a full schedule planned for all ages. Of course this year our piñata is beary, beary cute!!! Allegany State Park GeoBash has something for every cacher of every level of experience: You can come to enjoy the dense cache area, socialize with your fellow cachers, compete in cache-centered games, enjoy the beauty of your surroundings; all this in the park described as “a jewel of the NY State park system.” Sunday Morning – you are all invited over to Group Camp 12 to join us for a pancake breakfast which is sponsored, cooked and served by your committee and volunteers.
Many thanks to our Sponsors!
Asp Geobash Sponsors:

Richard Bennet
Wal-Mart Olean, NY
Jen & Chris Griesbaum
Gale Ferris
Lindsey Robinson
Adam Finch
Muggle Maggie
Bayer Animal Health
Fort Dodge Veterinary
Webster Veterinary
Jeanne Graf & Jennifer Graf, DVM
Big Guy Eagle Eyes
Kinzua Internet Services
Allegany Food Sales LLC
Enchanted Mountain Tourism
Mr. Camper Couple
Stepping Stones
Wingate Inn
Holiday Inn Express
W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery
Guinea Gal
KacheKat & Kickin
Zippo Manufacturing Co.
Miss Mollys Treats
Patty Perry
Computer Solutions
Tops Markets - Wellsville, NY
Buffalo Bills
River Cacher

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