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Get familiar with local rules

Our handy geocaching guide lays out the basic rules of geocaching. But
some special areas can require that you follow additional rules and
guidelines. For example, some parks may require permits before you
place a cache while others don’t allow geocaches at all. To help you
navigate these special requirements, we’ve created a database of local

Like everything on, the data belongs to the community;
this a publicly accessible, open and free database. When you hide a
new cache on the site, you’ll be shown any regulations that apply to
your new cache and you’ll be asked to explain how you followed those
rules in your notes to reviewers.

The local rules database is designed to empower geocachers to work
closely with governments to promote responsible geocaching. If you
know of an area with a geocaching policy not listed in the database,
let us know and we’ll add it – check out the news page for details.
See our other site improvements

We’ve listened to your feedback and made a ton of improvements to over the past several months. We’ve enhanced the hide
and review processes, added an RSS feed, doubled the size of our
geocaching guide, improved our support for non-English speaking
cachers and more. Check out the full list of updates on our news page.

* Local rules are provided for informational purposes only. We cannot
guarantee that it is 100% accurate or complete. It is your
responsibility to know and follow all local rules; Garmin will not be
responsible for any consequences of your failure to know or follow any
local rules.