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 (including Central America and the Caribbean) 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. Don't forget that we have 42 site-owned Challenge Caches, that are locationless in nature; if you qualify, you can log them! See them in list form on the Main Menu on the left hand side bar, or see them on our map of caches spelling out "OCNA" in the Gulf of Mexico. And don't forget to visit the Forums!


25 June 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICE - OCNA undergoing migration to new code and new hosting. The OCNA team has been hard at work with a lot of help from other OC developers to move OCNA over to newer OC code - to deal with a number of issues associated with the old code (i.e. broken map pages and broken search functions). At the same time, we underwent an unplanned server migration that left things worse than they were. So we are moving ahead with the planned upgrades even though a number of issues have not been fully resolved, We will be migrating site data as of June 25th. Any further activity will not be preserved. Migration due to finish by the end of this week at the most. Notes on site functionality: - some cache types not supported or wrongly displayed (at this time) - this includes BIT, Guestbook, Letterbox, MP3, DeadDrop cache types. - zipcode search not available - US, CA, MX geographical data to be imported. Not geospacial data until then. - some functions still need to be customized towards US use - other known issues according to open issues at Github Please bear with us as we make this important transition. There are a number of new and exciting features being added to OCNA and we will be communicating those via Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Opencaching/ as well as the OCNA blog. - your OCNA admin team
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