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Geocaches on the Minnesota Great River Road    

Calling all Mississippi River enthusiasts, wildlife buffs, state park goers and outdoor Sherlock Holmes...  
The Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to bring you a modern-day treasure hunt that will bring you to all bends of the river.  It's called geocaching and it's one of the fastest growing outdoor activites around.  

img-gps_spring.jpgThanks to the DNR, the cache containers in 11 state parks on or very near the Mississippi River and Great River Road will not only include the cards from that park, but a limited number of special Great River Road cards too.  Make sure to sign the logbook and look for more information on geocaching challenges and awards hosted by both DNR and the Mississippi River Parkway Commission. Don’t miss the fun... It's an awesome way to get the whole family into the great outdoors!

Visit for information on National Great River Road geocaching - 10 states of fun, contests and prizes!

More info about Geocaching and Wildlife Safari 

To Get Started:

  • Visit to open a free geocaching account.
  • Check out the list below.
  • Bring your own hand-held GPS unit or visit one of the State Parks designated as a GPS Demo Park to borrow one (free of charge) and start your search.
  • Once you have found a hidden cache, you may also find a Great River Road card. Remember to sign the cache logbook!  When you get home, log back on to and enter the park or center name and code phrase on the card, along with your name and mailing address, to claim your reward!
  • Don't forget to log onto and note your find for other geocachers to check out!
  • Happy hunting! 

Minnesota Great River Road Geocaching Coordinates, in partnership with Minnesota State Parks Wildlife Safari

Mississippi Headwaters Region

Itasca State Park   N 47° 11.423   W 095° 10.242  

Mississippi Northwoods Region

Lake Bemidji State Park   N 47° 32.079   W 094° 49.590 

Schoolcraft State Park   N 47° 13.388   W 093° 48.232 

Mississippi Crossings Region

Savanna Portage State Park   N 46° 49.668   W 093° 10.635 

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area   N 46° 28.724   W 093° 58.598 

Scenic Mississippi Region

Crow Wing State Park   N 46° 16.409   W 094° 20.168 

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park   N 45° 57.522   W 094° 23.339 

Metro Mississippi Region

Fort Snelling State Park   N 44° 53.432   W 093° 10.913 

Mississippi Bluffs Region

Frontenac State Park   N 44° 32.172   W 092° 20.396 

Great River Bluffs State Park   N 43° 56.365   W 091° 24.535 

John A. Latsch State Park   N 44° 10.326   W 091° 50.318


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