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

15 July 2014

Diversified Cacher Contest coming in August! To celebrate our 4th anniversary (Aug. 18) and the month of International Geocaching Day (Aug. 23), we will 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. This contest is inspired by two similar "non-official" contests run in the past by one of our admins, NativTXN, as well as a local "alternative to the frog" contest run by Termite Hunter during May and June 2014 at the Greater Charlotte Geocaching Club website. Basically, players will need a minimum number of points to qualify for a drawing for prizes, and can earn additional entries in the drawing for scoring more points. We have some great prizes lined up, including a brand new in the box GPS unit from Terracaching.com, multiple premium memberships and multiple "virtual packages" from Munzee.com, a Cache me if you can Geocaching board game, Monster coins from Monster Cache, and much, much more! For even more details, including a list of the 60 point bearing "actions", see this July 21st post on our blog. Official entry forums and official rules will be posted Monday evening, July 28th.
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