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The region we know today as Isanti County was originally settled by lumberjacks from New England, migrating westward with their families in search of fresh trees to harvest.

Activities


Activities Include

Unacceptable Activities

  • Camping
  • Campfires
  • Dogs Off Leash
  • Hunting
  • Littering
  • Possession of Alcohol
  • Operating Motorized
  • Vehicles Off Roadways

Geocache Policy

Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game for owners of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The basic idea is for individuals to set up a cache and share the location on the website www.geocaching.com. The game encourages physical activity and also introduces non-traditional park users to the park system. Isanti County currently has caches located within its parks.

Guidelines

Before a cache is posted, volunteers must check the website for inaccuracies.

The caches are generally waterproof containers filled with small treasures and a log. When visitors find them, they may take or leave a small item and sign the log.

  • Park hours are from sunrise to sunset.
  • All dogs must be leashed.
  • Hiking is not allowed on groomed winter ski trails or when turf trails are closed.
  • Tread lightly: do not place a cache in an environmentally sensitive area.
  • Isanti County retains the right to remove a cache if it is causing undo impact on the habitat area.
  • Caches are not to be buried.
  • Caches are not to contain offensive, dangerous or illegal items.
  • Individuals placing caches are responsible for monitoring and maintaining them.

The Upstate Geocachers club also recommends the following site to learn more about the history, how to hide a cache and environmental information: Time, Date, and Site Coordinates: A Guide to Geo-Caching

Andrea at Chula Vista Valley Charter School, recommends the following link in order to prepare yourself for a geocaching trip as well as how to hide a geocache: http://www.catalogs.com/resource/a-free-catalog-of-tips-for-geocaching.html

Kayla  at Laramie Public Library, recommends the following link as a helpful guide to get started on your own geocaching adventure! http://www.thetruckersreport.com/library/the-truckers-geocaching-resource

Dakota recommends the following link as a helpful information guide:  http://www.teletracnavman.com/gps-fleet-tracking-education/gps-geocaching-101

Responsibility

Isanti County parks division will allow the activity to continue as long as the above guidelines are followed.