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The Great Washington State Parks Challenge

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Hidden : 03/22/2013
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The Great Washington State Parks Challenge Cache

Alta Lake SP

Fields Spring SP Lewis & Clark Trail SP Rosario Beach - Deception Pass

Anderson Lake SP

Flaming Geyser SP Lime Kiln Point SP Sacajawea SP

Battle Ground Lake SP

Forks of the Sky - Index Town Wall

Lincoln Rock SP Saddlebag Island SP

Bay View SP

Fort Casey SP

Manchester SP Saint Edward SP

Beacon Rock SP

Fort Columbia SP

Maryhill SP Saltwater SP

Belfair SP

Fort Ebey SP

Matia Island SP Scenic Beach SP

Birch Bay SP

Fort Flagler SP

McMicken Island SP Schafer SP

Blake Island SP

Fort Simcoe SP

Miller Peninsula Seaquest SP

Blind Island SP

Fort Townsend SP

Millersylvania SP Sequim Bay SP

Bogachiel SP

Fort Worden SP

Moran SP Shine Tidelands SP

Bottle Beach SP

Ginkgo Petrified Forest SP

Mount Pilchuck SP Skagit Island SP

Bridgeport SP

Goldendale Observatory SP

Mount Spokane SP South Whidbey SP

Bridle Trails SP

Grayland Beach SP

Mystery Bay SP Spencer Spit SP

Brooks Memorial SP

Griffiths-Priday SP

Nine Mile Recreation Area Spring Creek Hatchery

Cama Beach SP

Hope Island SP  (Mason)

Nolte SP Spokane Battlefield SP

Camano Island SP

Hope Island SP  (Skagit)

Obstruction Pass SP Squak Mountain SP

Camp Wooten ELC

Ike Kinswa SP

Ocean City SP Squilchuck SP

Cape Disappointment SP

Illahee SP

Olallie SP Steamboat Rock SP

Centennial Trail SP

Iron Horse SP East 

Olmstead Place SP Steptoe Battlefield SP

Clark Island SP

Iron Horse SP West

Pacific Beach SP Steptoe Butte SP

Columbia Hills

James Island SP

Pacific Pines SP Stuart Island SP

Columbia Plateau Trail

Jarrell Cove SP

Palouse Falls SP Sucia Island SP

Conconully SP

Joemma Beach SP

Paradise Point SP Sun Lakes-Dry Falls SP

Crawford SP

Jones Island SP

Patos Island SP Tolmie SP

Crown Point SP

Joseph Whidbey SP

Peace Arch SP Triton Cove SP
Crystal Falls

Kanaskat-Palmer SP

Pearrygin Lake SP Turn Island SP

Curlew Lake SP

Kinney Point SP Penrose Point SP Twanoh SP

Cutts Island SP

Kitsap Memorial SP Peshastin Pinnacles SP Twenty-Five Mile Creek SP

Daroga SP

Kopachuck SP Pleasant Harbor SP Twin Harbors SP

Dash Point SP

Lake Chelan SP Posey Island SP Upright Channel SP

Deception Pass SP

Lake Easton SP Potholes SP Wallace Falls SP

Doe Island SP

Lake Sammamish SP Potlatch SP Wanapum Recreational Area

Dosewallips SP

Lake Sylvia SP Rainbow Falls SP Wenatchee Confluence SP

Doug's Beach SP

Lake Wenatchee SP Rasar SP Westhaven SP

Eagle Island SP

Larrabee SP Reed Island SP Westport Light SP
Fay Bainbridge SP Leadbetter Point SP Riverside SP Willapa Hills Trail

Federation Forest SP

Lewis & Clark SP Rockport SP Yakima Sportsman SP


Challenge Requirements

  1. Find and log at least one cache/any cache within the boundaries of each of 120 state parks listed above in the "Washington State Parks" table. The state park boundaries are defined by the maps provided by Washington State Parks' website.  Each map can be found by clicking on each specific link below. 
  2. There are 148 state parks listed above.  You can choose 120 parks from those listed.
  3. Caches found prior to the creation of this challenge are allowed.
  4. Cache types allowed in this challenge are traditional, multi, letterbox, wherigo, mystery/puzzle, webcam, virtual, earth and event.
  5. If you have hidden the only cache in a state park you may use that cache to claim that, but it must have been hidden before the publication of this cache.
  6. You must make a public, shared bookmark list that includes this cache.  The bookmark must include one (and only one) cache for each state park from the list above. The bookmark list should include the name and GC for each cache, the name of the state park, and the date it was found. When you complete the challenge you should have 120 caches in your bookmark list. 

The majority of state park are designated on the maps found on   However, there are a few that are not.  When this is the case, visit the state parks' page (click on the name of the state park above).  You will find  maps and directions for that specific .  

Logging the Final Requirements

The final for the Great Washington State Parks Challenge take you to the first state park, Larrabee State Park Larrabee State Park is located six miles ( km) south of the city of Bellingham.  Larrabee State Park  had its beginnings in 1915, when the Larrabee family donated 20 acres of land to the state park with the intent that it be made into a . In 1923, the new  was officially named after Charles Xavier Larrabee.

  1. You may pre-sign the physical log book in the cache container at anytime, and while you may have others with you when you log the final cache, only those who have fulfilled all of the criteria for this cache will be allowed to log it as a find. Find logs by other cachers will be deleted.
  2. You may not use the final as a cache "find" towards the completion of the final.  In other words, you must find a different cache in Larrabee State Park .
  3. After completing the challenge, post a note on this cache page that you've completed the challenge. Please wait until we have reviewed your bookmark list to claim this cache as found.  We will post a 'Congratulations (cacher name)...please log this challenge cache as found' note on this page.
  4. When in doubt, ask. We can discuss it or even seek guidance from others, but the final decision rests with the cache owner.

If there is a situation that isn’t covered in the rules of this challenge cache, please let us know.  We’ll consider it and provide a ruling that will be published on this cache page and will apply to everyone working the challenge.  The goal is to have everything explicitly stated, and not have different rules for different situations and cachers.

State Park in question GC Cache Name Qualifies Does Not Qualify  
Doug's Beach SP GC2J784 Charlotte's Cache X    
Paradise Point SP GC22QXH Paradise   X  
Leadbetter Point SP GCXPF4 Skeeter Point X    


Discover Pass   The Discover Pass  A daily or annual pass is required for access to Washington recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Discover Pass can be used on either of two vehicles.
  1. The geocache may be placed on Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission managed property only by written permission from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
  2. The following items shall not be placed in the geocache: Food items; illegal substances; medications; personal hygiene products, pornographic materials; inappropriate, offensive, or hazardous materials or weapons of any type.
  3. Log books are required for each cache and are to be provided by the owner of the cache.
  4. It is the visitor’s responsibility to orient themselves with policies and rules pertaining to State Parks areas.  Report any incident, problem, or violation to State Parks' staff. 


A big thank you to Badger49 for finding us a location in Larrabee State Park for our final hide! 


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