Join us for a weekend of Food, Finds, Fellowship and Fun in the Ocala National Forest!
located at the Fish and Wildlife Commisions's
Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp on Eaton Lake in the Ocala National Forest!
On Saturday, at 8:00AM, we will have several semi-competitive, somewhat organized, get lost in the woods, geo-fun kinda caching activities. There will also be additional activities in the forest from Thursday through Sunday.
After the caching activities on Saturday, we will be serving cooked animal, an assortment of side items, and ice cold drinks. No need to bring anything for dinner on Saturday, but attendees should plan on bringing their own food and drinks for the rest of the day and/or weekend, though there will be additional events with food.
The posted coordinates are for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp in the Ocala National Forest. Please log Will Attend to if you plan on coming to receive notifications of announcements and updates posted here and on the Florida Finders Fest website.
The Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp is a beautiful site on Eaton Lake. We will be posting information regarding camping, which will be available from Thursday Afternoon, October 20th, through Sunday Morning, October 23rd. While there is limited availability of electricity at the camp, there is none in the camping area and no individual site hookups.
There will also be rustic bunkhouse accommodations available. These have electricity and heat/AC with new attached bathhouses. No linens are provided. We will have a Men's bunkhouse, Women's bunkhouse, and a co-ed bunkhouse for couples and families. Prices and contact information for reservations coming soon.
OTHER CAMPING AND LODGING
For those with large RVs, or looking for campsites with electrical hookups or those wanting to stay in hotels, we will be posting information about other available camping and lodging.
The philosophy of Florida Finders Fest is for there to be something for all geocachers. If you're a numbers ho, there will be lots of caches. If you are looking for quality hides, you will be in a national forest with many great new caches along with lots of long established caches. There is lots of hiking, kayaking, drive ups, off road, and everything in between available, it is 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 adventures will include The Gauntlet, Poker Run, Best Team T-Shirt, Great Coin and Travel Bug Race, and more. In addition to these activities, there are more activities and events to be announced. Stay tuned!
This year's Florida Finders Fest brought to you by a dedicated team of Forest Minions, with the help of many volunteers. with the blessings of Ice Cream Man. Our focus is bringing this event back to its roots, celebrating Food, Finds & Fellowship.