Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game similar to a treasure hunt played with a GPS device. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, then share your experiences online. There are over a million active geocaches around the world and now, with the RiverWalk GeoTour, there are even more reasons to bring the family and hike along the Chattahoochee RiverWalk; check out the longest urban whitewater course as well. Hiking, biking, and now kayaking!
Family fun for everyone!
Steps to the Riverwalk GeoTour
- Obtain a RiverWalk GeoTour Grid Sheet from the Columbus, GA Convention & Visitors Bureau (900 Front Avenue 31901) or download it online by clicking here.
- If you are not already registered to geocache, go to www.Geocaching.com, create a log-in and find the GPS coordinates and additional information for the RiverWalk GeoTour locations.
- Start your search and locate one or all caches using a hand-held GPS unit. The cache containers are labeled as a RiverWalk GeoTour geocache. Caches are located in 32 points along the 15-mile Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus, GA.
- When you find a RiverWalk Geo-Tour cache, log your name and any comments on the logbook inside the container. Also, fill in your RiverWalk Geo-Tour Grid Sheet with the letter unique to that particular cache, also located within the container.
There are six unique geocache SERIES in the RiverWalk GeoTour:
Complete each of the series and you qualify to win a limited edition RiverWalk GeoTour playing card.
- Chattahoochee River
There are 5 to 6 caches in each of the series. Collect one or all six cards. Simply present your RiverWalk GeoTour Grid Sheet with the appropriate spaces filled in at the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau during regular hours.
In addition, complete a specific number of caches to get a custom geo-coin.
Bring your completed Grid Sheet into the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau during regular hours to receive your coin.
900 Front Avenue 31901
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- With any 10 completed caches you are eligible for a bronze level coin.
- With any 20 completed caches you are eligible for a silver level coin.
- With 30 completed caches you are eligible for a gold level coin.