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Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site

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Hidden : 05/13/2011
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Geocache Description:

Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site

Cache information:

Steward: Jeep02
Park: Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
Cache type: Multi
Difficulty: 2
Terrain: 2
Cache Description:  This is a 3 stage multi cache.  You must visit each stage posted in the additional waypoint section below.  At each stage you will gather a part of the 4 digit combination that unlocks the ammo can that is placed at the posted coordinates.  (Inside the site museum). 

The geocache is only available during operating hours, Wednesday, Thurdsay, Friday and Saturday from 9AM to 5PM. You will need to enter the museum (at the posted coordinates) upon arrival and pay the admission fee to enter this Historic Site.

You will walk .6 miles to visit all the stages and open the ammo can. Paper and a writing instrument will prove useful as you gather information for the combination. This Geocache will be visited by non/new geocachers.  It's recommended that you don't leave trackables in the Geocache.

Stage 1. Approximately how thick (inches) is the "Stone Bowl", (you don’t have to watch the movie) that was a gift of Charles Warren Jordan. . This number = “B”.

Stage 2. This stage has two questions to answer.  First, the archaeologists discovered the presence of at least how many structures?  This number = “A”.  Second, the structure 2 consisted of how many rebuilt residences?  This number = “D”.

Stage 3. On "The Etowah River's Fish Trap Dam" sign, it was said that they could catch how many fish in a half a day?  Take the third digit of that number.  This number = “C”.

The combination for the lock is “ABCD” and the Geocache is at the welcome desk. If you trade for items from the geocache, remember to trade for something that is of equal or greater value.


Wednesday-Saturday / 9AM-5PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
For a more enjoyable visit, plan to spend 1-2 hours.

6 Earthen Mounds
Museum with Film
Gift Shop
20 Picnic Tables
Riverside Benches
Bus Parking


$2.50-$5 (plus tax)
Group rates available with advance notice.
Bus parking available.

Georgia State Parks History Trails:

The History Trail is the coolest new phase of the GeoTour. For starters, there are 14 new historic sites and parks. Thirteen of these sites -- including this one -- are Multi-Caches, where you'll visit a number of locations (solving clues) that will give you the secret combination to open the geocache. Inside you'll find new prizes: History Trading Cards! New Sites, New rules, new prizes... but still the same fun and adventure of Georgia State Parks GeoTour. So whether you're a first-time or a seasoned pro, you can "Get Out. Get Dirty. And Get Fit" in a Georgia State Park today!

How to Hit the History Trail:

The History Trail crosses the entire state and features 14 new Historic Sites and Historic Parks! Each site has multiple locations that you will need to visit in order to solve several clues. Once they are solved and you’ve figured out the secret combination, to unlock the geocache, you’ll collect your History Trail Trading Card. (Please take only one.The card corresponds to the site and the historic group to which it belongs. Each historic group has multiple cards (Native Americans has 4 cards, Forts has 3 cards, Historic Homes has 2 cards, Plantations has 3 cards, Museums/Battlefields has 2 cards.) When you’ve completed a set (either by visiting or trading) you can turn them into a Ranger to receive your custom souvenir tokens! Since there are 5 historic groups, you can collect all 5 souvenir tokens!

State Parks Information:

For informantion on GA Parks Geocaching:
Park:(706) 245-6270
Lodges/Cabins/Yurts/Camp Reservations: (800) 864-7275

Special Thanks:

Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member Jeep02

Disclaimer to New Geocachers:

Please join us in playing! Anyone who observes and obeys the rules as stated on is welcome. Please do not remove the container from the office. The real treasure is solving the clues by visiting various locations on the site, figuring out the combination of the locked geocache, and sharing news of your find with everyone else online! Paper and a writing instrument will prove useful as you gather information for the combination. This geocache will be visited by non/new geocachers alike, and it's recommended that you do not leave trackables in the geocache. If you take something from the geocache, PLEASE leave something of equal or greater value for others to find and enjoy. We ask that you do not leave money in the state geocaches. Thanks.
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