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2024 NDGCA Camping and Caching Event Cache

Hidden : Saturday, 22 June 2024
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

22 June 2024, 09:00 - 12:00

Load up your GPS/Smart Phone, camping gear, and your TOTTs (you will need them), and invite your family and friends to join you and the North Dakota GeoCaching Association members for the 14th Annual Camping & Caching Event. The location for the annual event this year is Jamestown, North Dakota, aka The Buffalo City. Come for the day or spend the weekend camping or staying in a hotel if prefer a real roof over your head. While in the area, spend time finding geocaches and/or exploring the shops, museums, and historic locations. There is also great fishing on the two reserviors in the area for the muggles that may be tagging along. This is a fun filled weekend you don’t want to miss!

Tentative Schedule (Subject to change)

  • 9:00am-12:00pm (noon) Welcome, Activities, & Information
  • Afternoon actives TBA
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Potluck party! Please bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice. Plasticware, napkins, & plates will be provided.  During the dinner we will have a silent auction going on to support the NDGCA. Donation of door prizes or auction items are welcome.

The Friday evening Meet and Greet along with the Saturday Camping and Caching Event will be held at the Jamestown Rural Fire Department which is located at the published coordinates or 1209 9th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401.

Please observe the parking restrictions as we need to leave room for the volunteer fire fighters to park in case they receive a call.

No pets/dogs are allowed in the fire hall.

Event t-shirt store can be found here.
You will need to pay with a credit card and either select shipping (extra charge) or have the event host pick them up and deliver them at the event.

We will continue to update event information leading up to the event on the this cache page and the NDGCA website and Facebook group.  

  • Camping reservations:
    • There are several campgounds in and around Jamestown that can provide full hookups with power, water, and sewer along with several primitive camp grounds. Check Jamestown Tourism for a complete list of campgrounds.
    • There are two modern campgrounds located on the Jamestown Reservoir.
      Lakeside Campground (map), is located 2 miles north on ND HWY 20 on the east side of the reservoir and Lazy Fish Campground at Pelican Point (map) is located 6 miles north on US HWY 52/281 on the west side of the reservoir. Reservations at these two campgrounds need to be made online.
      Reservation system for Lazy Fish of Pelican Point.
      Reservation system for Lakeside Campground.
    • Parkhurst Campground (map) is a primative campground located at Pipestem Lake about 4 miles north of Jamestown on HWY 52/281. It has parking for RVs along with tent spaces. Call 701-252-7666 to make reservations.

  • Hotels in the area:
    • There are numerous hotels in the Jamestown area including Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and Suites, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Comfort Inn, My Place, Quality Inn and Suites, along with several smaller locally owned hotels/motels. Visit this Google Map page of hotels in Jamestown if you prefer stay in a hotel instead of camping.

Other events this weekend (subject to change):

  • Facility Tour: We are in talks with several of the industrial facilities in the area about a tour for those who will be arriving on Friday. When selected, the location will be listed here and on the tour event page (June 21st 2:00pm GCAKQ34)
  • Meet and Greet: 2024 NDGCA Meet and Greet (June 21st 6:00pm GCAKQ38)
  • Main event: 2024 NDGCA Camping and Caching (June 22nd 9:00am GCAKQ39)
  • Campfire: Parkhurst Recreation Area (June 22nd 9:00pm GCAKQ3D)
  • Goodbye Event: Breakfast (June 23rd 9:00am GCAKQ3G) OR CITO (June 23rd 9:00am GCAKQ3H)

    Note: Secondary events won't be published until after March 23rd at the earliest per the event guidelines.

Please include how many will be attending in your "will attend" log.

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