Minnesota Geocaching Association


MnGCA is here for YOU to provide a resource for ALL Minnesota Geocachers by organizing activities and events that will improve the credibility of the sport, protect our natural resources, and strengthen the community of Geocachers in the state of Minnesota.

Our Values

MnGCA holds these values as important to the organization: Education, Community, Environment, Advocacy.

Our Mission

To demonstrate the values MnGCA holds as important aspects of representing geocaching in the state of Minnesota, MnGCA has identified several statements that best outline our mission:

  • Advocate on behalf of Minnesota geocachers with state, local, and county governments

  • Promote geocaching as a family-oriented activity

  • Hold, sponsor, and participate in activities and events to develop a sense of community for Minnesota geocachers

  • Participate in educating those new to geocaching

  • Support all geocachers in protecting our natural resources while engaging in the sport

We want to help you experience Minnesota geocaching to its fullest potential!

Email the current board with questions, comments, or ideas: boardmngca@gmail.com

Join us on Facebook and Instagram to connect with local cachers.

Minnesota Geocaching Association (MnGCA): https://www.facebook.com/groups/54671531070

MnGCA Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/mn_gca/

Geocacher's Tip of the Week

This Week's Tip: Many new geocachers are puzzled when they get to a geocache that is 20 feet or more on the ground - or maybe one in a sign they can't possibly reach. If this is you, perhaps you haven't heard of totts? Totts are "tools of the trade" - things veteran geocachers frequently pack their cars with or keep on them at all times. There are so many totts you can buy or cheaply make. Some of the more commonly used totts are tweezers (to get logs out of tight containers), telescoping rods with magnets (to grab magnetic geocaches out of their reach), long poles (for impossibly high geocaches), grabbers, ladders, and so many more. Totts are an absolute necessity if you want to get to more difficult geocaches. Ask veteran geocachers on our Facebook site which totts they like best!

Got a Funny Geocaching Pic to Share?

Have you taken a funny pic of you or a fellow geocacher you are willing to share?

Submit your pic (without any spoilers please) and a brief story of how that pic got taken or what it means. We will publish that pic and story with your permission (no children's photos please unless you are the parent or guardian of the children in the shot).

We want your stories of Minnesota geocaching!

Send submissions to boardmngca@gmail.com. We will try very hard to accommodate all submissions.