The Minnesota Geocaching Association was founded in 2002 as a resource for parks, geocachers, and the public and to attempt to reverse the Minnesota DNR’s choice to close their parks to geocaching. At the time, geocaching was a new activity and the DNR didn’t agree with the premise of hiding “abandoned property” in their parks for people to find.
As the years have progressed and geocaching has become a more viable activity (growing to include every country in the world and about 4000 currently active in Minnesota) the DNR, with our help, has changed their minds.
Today, after nearly four years, we are again allowed to place and find physical geocaches in Minnesota State Parks.
A huge thank you goes out to the Minnesota Geocaching Association Board (Kevin, Terry, Matt, and Dave) as well as the entire MnGCA membership who have seen to it that this did not get swept under the carpet once again.