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Park Hop! Introduction to Geocaching Hike

10:00a to 3:00p
Sat, March 25, 2017
Josh Crawford
(936) 687-2394

Mission Tejas State Park and Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to a day of geocaching, an activity seeking hidden treasures utilizing technology.

This fun activity bridges the gap between technology and the great outdoors.  Participants will begin by learning about the adventurous sport of geocaching and then instructions will be provided along with a brief demonstration. Next, we will explore the forest at Mission Tejas on an easy to moderate one-mile hike using GPS devices to navigate to select hidden treasure caches followed by a lunch break. Then we will hop over to the Caddo Mounds for an easy hike to search for more hidden treasures. A limited number of GPS units will be provided, feel free to bring your own if you have one. Call 936-687-2394 or email josh.crawford@tpwd.texas.gov to register as space is limited, there will be a wait list if needed.  

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BRING: Your lunch or snacks, comfortable shoes, drinking water, and dress for the weather.

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017

10:00 Mission Tejas State Park                                                                 
11:30 Break for lunch
(then we will HOP to)
1:00 Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

WHERE:

Parking lot next to the playground at Mission Tejas State Park.  The park (Park Road 44, Grapeland, TX 75844) is located 21 miles northeast of Crockett and 12 miles southwest of Alto on SH 21 (the Old San Antonio Road). The park entrance is near Weches, where Park Road 44 intersects with SH 21. Call 936-687-2394 for directions or additional information.

Caddo Mounds SHS, 1649 State Hwy 21 west, Alto, Texas. The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas.

NOTE: 

Call 936-687-2394 or email josh.crawford@tpwd.texas.gov to register as space is limited, there will be a wait list if needed. 

Mission Tejas State Park, $2.00 (ages 13 and up), 12 and under free.

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, $4.00 (ages 6 and up), under 6 free.