|Geocaching in Rouge Park
Grab your GPS unit, your curiosity, your sense of adventure and go geocaching in Rouge Park. This activity helps connect people with natural areas and discover new places to enjoy.
At the same time, we are also keen to see geocachers set an example for others through appropriate behaviours that respect the integrity of Rouge Park's natural spaces.
So before you head out, take a look at some of these tips to make your caching both fun for you and friendly to the unique ecosystems in Rouge Park.
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|Rouge Park Geocaching Best Practices|
- Do you wish to place a cache in Rouge Park? Click here
- Looking for caches? Start at Geocaching.com to locate caches in Rouge Park, then follow these tips.
- Get to know Rouge Park: trails have a white marking system and trailhead signs, and public areas like parking lots have signage as well. Maps of these areas are easily accessible here. You can request a map to be mailed to you or download our visitor guide, which contains a Park visitor areas map
- Over time, geocaches have been placed away from these public areas and marked trails. Continued access can impact the Park's natural and cultural features, and be unsafe for you in 'wilder' parts of the Park. Choose caches that are in public areas.
- Rouge Park is a conservation area. Care and respect for sensitive plants and habitat as well as cultural heritage features is vital. Heading into areas of restoration and sensitive plant and wildlife habitat to find the cache can easily damage vegetation and disturb wildlife. Be a responsible visitor.
- Many geocachers search for multiple geocaches in one outing. For your safety and the protection of the Park's natural landscape, water crossings, off trail walking, bushwhacking, going 'cross country' and scrambling are not permitted means to reach a cache. Geocachers should follow Rouge Park's trails to access caches
- If you feel a cache is unsafe or inappropriate or should be relocated to make it safer, contact Rouge Park and we will connect with the cache owner for a solution
- Only park at designated areas, for your safety and because roadside parking is not allowed in Rouge Park. Parking on the roadside may result in a fine
- Night caching: Rouge Park is closed to visitors from dusk to dawn. Entering between these periods is unsafe and may be considered trespassing.
Ultimately, we want the geocaching experience to be fun and rewarding, but must balance Rouge Park's goals for visitor access with keeping natural areas as undisturbed as possible.
Rouge Park, as part of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority family of conservation areas, follows the TRCA's geocaching policy. Please visit the TRCA website to find out more.
Thanks for your cooperation! Contact us about placing a cache in Rouge Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905 713 3184. We can get back to you between Monday and Thursday.