Find Your Chesapeake Geotour®

Let’s Go Geocaching!

Special geocaches have been hidden at 60 beautiful places on eight Chesapeake rivers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia. When you discover a geocache, record the secret code word in the official passport for the Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour®. Collect 20 geocaches and code words and you’ll earn the limited edition, trackable, geocoin!

Are you new to geocaching?

Learn how to play, read what geocachers love about the adventure, and get started with one of our official GeoTours®:

Geocaching is a worldwide phenomenon, in which participants use a handheld GPS, or smartphone, to plot map coordinates to locate a hidden treasure or “cache.” The Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour® is the combined effort of the National Park Service, Chesapeake Conservancy, and volunteers with the Maryland Geocaching Society and the Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization.

Explore these trails to discover hidden cache

Cross Island Trail

A 15 mile trail across Kent Island, the largest of the Chesapeake islands, this flat paved biking and walking route takes travelers from the open Bay to the west past significant wetlands and other landmarks.

Powhatan Creek Blueway

Powhatan Creek is a 23 mile tributary of the James River - and a great place to canoe, fish and observe birds and other wildlife. The trail is a straight paddle downstream to Jamestown Island.

Mathews Blueways Water Trails

Mathews Blueways is an interconnected system of five separate water trails with ninety miles of canoeing and kayaking trails on tidal rivers, creeks and wetlands fronting the Bay.

Chester River Water Trail

From the headwaters in Delaware to the river’s mouth between Kent Island and Rock Hall, the Chester River Water Trail encompasses more than 100 miles of waterways, a variety of ecosystems, and over 10,000 years of human history.

Nanticoke River Water Trail

The Nanticoke River Water Trail offers excellent opportunities for paddlers to explore its history and beauty and to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that call it home.

Patuxent River Water Trail

The Patuxent River Water Trail offers visitors the opportunity to paddle the river, camp along its banks and visit its numerous parks, historic sites, sanctuaries and wildlife areas.