Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8700
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Jai Cole,
Executive Director

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Geocaching Offers Intriguing Treasure Hunt in Fairfax County

GPS UnitImagine yourself, walking through the woods. You are on a mission to find buried treasure, and your treasure map is a small handheld device. Geocaching is a popular activity worldwide and allows participants using GPS units and cell phone apps to find caches with treasure or further clues.

This spring, the Fairfax County Park Authority is offering opportunities to geocache and learn about different caches in the county. Join a naturalist in our parks and discover how to operate a GPS unit, the different rules of geocaching, and the types of caches. Afterward, everyone will go on a short nature walk to find some caches on park property.

Participants can sign up for one or all the classes. Each week, we visit a different park:

  • March 12, 2022 at Lake Fairfax Park
  • March 26, 2022 at Burke Lake Park
  • April 23, 2022 at Lewinsville Historic House
  • May 7, 2022 at Lake Accotink Park
  • May 21, 2022 at Colvin Run Mill

Classes are held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon, and the cost is $23 per person, per session. The fee includes use of a GPS and guided caching. This program is appropriate for participants ages 8 and older.

Register for Geocaching Adventures

Lake Fairfax Park is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive in Reston. Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Lewinsville Historic House is located at 1659 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. Lake Accotink Park is located at 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield. Colvin Run Mill is located at 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls.

For more information, call Sarah Oberther at 703-324-8671, or visit the Fairfax County Park Authority website.

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