- Canoeing / Kayaking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Disc Golf
- Fat Tire Biking
- Geocaching (see below for more details)
- Hiking / Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Winter Activities
- Dogs Off Leash
- Possession of Alcohol
- Operating Motorized
- Vehicles Off Roadways
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.
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
Isanti County parks division will allow the activity to continue as long as the above guidelines are followed.