Seventh Annual Florida Finders Fest Mega-Event Cache
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Seventh Annual Florida Finders Fest
Saturday, 22 October 2011
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Florida Finder's Fest returns to the
Fish and Wildlife Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC)
on Eaton Lake in the ONF!
Join us for a weekend of Food, Finds, Fellowship
AND Fun in the Ocala National Forest!
Saturday, October 22th, 2011, 8:00 AM
The Gauntlet - First Place
The Stray Dogs
On Saturday, at 8:00AM, we will have several semi-competitive,
somewhat organized, get lost in the woods, geo-fun kinda caching
activities (See Activities below for details and
After the caching activities, we will be serving cooked animal, an
assortment of side items, and ice cold drinks. No need to bring
anything for dinner, but attendees should plan on bringing their
own food and drinks for the rest of the day and/or weekend.
The posted coords are for the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC) in the Ocala
National Forest. Additional information at www.floridafindersfest.com
The Outdoor Adventure Camp is a beautiful site on Eaton Lake.
Camping is FREE!. It is group camping, with plenty of room.
Camping is available from Thursday Afternoon, October 20th, through
Sunday Morning, October 23rd.
While there is no need for an individual site registration, we
appreciate if you indicate what night you expect to camp on your
registration for the event. There is limited availability of
electricity at the camp, but no individual site hookups.
Cabins and Bunkhouses
There will also be rustic cabins and bunkhouse accommodations
available at cost. Cost of the cabins is $8 per person, per night,
with a minimum charge of four persons per night and a two night
minimum (for you Bulldog fans, that's $64 for two nights minimum
for a cabin.
Bunkhouses are $5 per person per night in advance, or $7 per night
at the event). We will have a Men's and a Women's bunkhouse, and
depending on interest, we will have coed bunkhouse for couples and
families. For reservations, please contact
All money for cabins and bunkhouses go directly to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Other Camping and Lodging
Springs Recreation Area -- Camping with Hookups (NOTE:
They limit the reservations this time of year, even though they
have available spaces. However, if you tell them it is for Florida
Finders Fest, they have said they will allow the additional
* Mill Dam Lake
Resort -- Cabins and RV spaces
* Holiday Inn
Express - Silver Springs
Inn- Silver Springs
The "philosophy" of Florida Finders Fest is that there is something
for all cachers. If you're a numbers ho, there are lots of caches.
If you are looking for "quality", you'll be in a national forest
with lots of great new caches and lots of long established caches.
Hiking, kayaking, drive ups, off road, and everything in between,
its all there.
If you just want to cool out with some fellow cachers, there is
plenty of opportunity for that as well.
We do have a number of semi-organized activities. Participate in
some, all, or none, as you are so inclined. The following
adventures will be available:
In addition to these activities, there are more activities and
events to be announced. Stay tuned!
IMPORTANT!!! REGISTRATION!!! IMPORTANT!!!
Please register on our Florida Finders Fest web
site in addition to posting your "will attend" here. There is
registration for all attendees and a separate registration page for
team participating in The Gauntlet. Registration is
FREE, as is participation in the event, camping, The
Gauntlet and the Poker Run.
The Official FFF7 Geocoin!
CAMP CLEAN UP - Sunday Morning - 9:30AM
While we have not posted a CITO event this year, there will be
clean up of the camp on Sunday morning. Please meet at the pavilion
at 9:30AM and be bright eyed and bushy tailed (for you Bulldog
fans, that means ready to work).
We're hoping to take FFF7 mega. Post your will attend log
Twitter -- @FlaFindersFest7
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