Wisconsin geocaching offers a wide variety of GPS-assisted treasure hunts in the woods, along the Great Lakes, and in friendly mid-western cities like Madison and Milwaukee. If you’re an avid hiker, you will do well geocaching here, because there are many sites you can only get to after a long stroll down a scenic trail. The same goes for mountain bikers and kayakers as well. In fact, while we’re at it, I’ll mention The Mountain Biking Geocaching Connection if you’d like to learn where some of the best locations in the states are for that.
Wisconsin is a leader in conservation, fish and wildlife preservation and propagation, and implemented some of the first reforestation projects after irresponsible and destructive logging operations during the 19th century devastated a lot of forest there. The once varied old growth forests were replaced by timber to be harvested for pulpwood and lumber. Remember to treat the wild lands there with the utmost respect and keep from damaging any of the natural environments when you’re retrieving or hiding a cache. Approximately 43% of the state is forest, which is mostly in the northern part of the state, so you have ample opportunity to explore and score a stash here and there to boot.
This state has a whopping 7,446 streams and rivers that would stretch 26,767 miles end to end. Door County offers 250 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. The people that call it home are mostly friendly, down-to-earth, and inviting. The Wisconsin Geocaching Association is dedicated to providing a healthy respect between geocachers, state park officials, land owners, and the public at large by being proactive and keeping the communication lines open.