Welcome to OpenCaching North America!

Geocaching is an outdoor sport or activity in which cachers use a GPS receiver to find a "treasure" hidden by other participants. Many caches are secured in watertight containers, containing trinkets and/or a logbook in which cachers record their discovery of the cache. The coordinates to the location of the caches are stored in online databases, such as Opencaching NA, along with descriptions and instructions necessary to find them. This site is free to use with no fees whatsoever. You can organize your favorite caches, build custom searches, be instantly notified of new caches, seek and create caches of all types, export GPX queries and much more!

This is the official Opencaching site for North America and all US Territories. This site went live on August 18, 2010. Our goal is to have a database of quality, unique caches that, once approved by the OC Team, are enjoyed and rated by YOU, the geocaching community. Many of our listings are unique to our database and are not found on any other site. If you are the owner of a new cache, we invite you to add it to our database. If you have a cache listed on another site and would like to list it exclusively on our site, you are invited to do so. And yes, we allow Virtual Caches, but please read the section on them in our Terms of Use for more information. We also allow Moving Caches. Additionally, we allow several unique cache types not found on any other listing site, including MP3 (Podcast) Caches, Guest Book Caches, Dead Drop Caches, and BIT Caches. Please see the OC Wiki for more information on all cache types. And don't forget to visit the Forums!

News

29 July 2014

Diversified Cacher Contest official rules and entry form published! As many of you know, to celebrate our 4th anniversary (Aug. 18) and the month of International Geocaching Day (Aug. 23), we are be running a contest for the entire month of August, which encourages people to use alternative Geocaching websites (Us and the OpenCaching Network, Terracaching.com, GPSgames.org, Geocaching Australia and Navicache.com), as well as the smartphone based GPS games Munzee, Sighter and Monster Cache. The rules and entry form have been released. View them at http://www.opencaching.us/articles.php?page=divrules The entry form is printer friendly, feel free to print one out and fill in by hand for your records as you go along. We also will accept legible handwritten and scanned copies of the form at the end of the contest. To save for later online use as you go along, fill out the three mandatory fields at the top, and hit submit; then click on the "edit responses" link. Next, bookmark the page that link takes you to! Don't lose that link! We have some great prizes lined up, including a brand new in the box GPS unit from Terracaching.com, a SPOT GPS tracking device, three premium memberships and three "virtual packages" from Munzee.com, a Cache me if you can Geocaching board game, Two sets of Monster coins from Monster Cache, a $30 Gift Certificate to the OCNA Swag Store, OCNA Pathtags, and much, much more!
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