Whether you’re an experienced geocacher or new to this fun sport, you’re invited to wind your way through the countryside picking up “treasure” to add to your bounty. Travel by vehicle and on foot to some of the most beloved spots in Roanoke County using a handheld GPS to guide your way. This FREE event will begin and end at Green Ridge Recreation Center (7415 Wood Haven Rd. Roanoke, VA 24019). The event will run from 11 AM until 3 PM. At 10 AM a social hour begins for both experienced geocachers and beginners to mix and mingle. Registration will run from 11 AM until the start of the treasure hunt. A limited number of GPS units will be available to those who do not bring their own and a $150 deposit will be required for their use. Deposit can be either a personal check or cash and will be returned upon the safe return of the GPS unit.
Scenic sites within Roanoke County will be the destinations for this fourth annual treasure hunt. Longitudes and latitudes will be given and you will have from 11 AM until 3 PM to complete the treasure hunt. We strongly suggest there be two people per car, (at least one navigator). All participants must return to Green Ridge Recreation Center by 3 PM for a final tallying of scores and prizes. Entry form, pre-registration and day of registration information and further details will be posted on our website. You can also give us a call at 540-387-6078 ext 251. The Amazing Treasure Hunt is an event of Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism with media support from the Roanoke Star-Sentinel. For more information and complete details call 540-387-6078 or visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com.