cover
Share

Geocaching in Beaumont

Up for a scavenger hunt? Get in on the game.

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a global, outdoor treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices. Millions of containers called “caches” are hidden all over the world that you can navigate to via clues and coordinates on your phone. Many are right in your own backyard at places you go all the time. It’s a fun, socially-distanced outdoor activity that anyone can do any time.

You’ll never need to dig or destroy property, but you may need to look at an area a little closer than usual. Touch and move things around. They can be hidden in crevasses, on the ground, in trees, high up, low to the ground, or right at eye level. When you find a cache, sign the logbook, mark it the letter or number in your passport booklet, and put it back exactly as you found it for the next person.

 

What is a GeoTour?

Geo Tours are a specific set of caches hidden by a sponsor with various letters and numbers inside to unlock a secret code. The Visit Beaumont GeoTour has 25 caches hidden around the region which take you to some of the coolest places in the city. You can complete them in any order at your leisure but it's designed to take about two full days. Find at least 20 of the caches and complete the passport puzzle to receive a commemorative coin and trackable tag as a souvenir. There are also opportunities to earn more swag and prizes for supporting the local restaurants and attractions.

How to Play

Sign-up:

  1. Go to Geocaching.com and register for a free account.
  2. Download the Geocaching app for your smartphone or enter the coordinates into any GPS-enabled device.
  3. Download and print a passport to track your finds or pick one up from the Beaumont CVB (505 Willow Street Beaumont, TX 77701).

Find:

  1. Search Geotours on Geocaching.com, and enter code GT4AB to load all the locations.
  2. To find an official BMT Geotour cache, follow the GPS coordinates and clues to each of the 25 locations.
  3. Log your finds and then put the cache back where you found it so others can play too!

Track:

  1. Each cache is marked with a secret letter or number. Write these down in your passport booklet.
  2. Once you’ve collected all the numbers and letters, use the key to unscramble the puzzle.
  3. You can also document your finds on your account on Geocaching.com and sign the logbook inside each cache to keep track of your finds digitally.

Win:

  1. When you’ve found all the caches, bring or mail your booklet to the Beaumont CVB to claim your geocoin and trackable tag.
  2. Submit your receipts for prizes.
  3. Win bonus swag by tagging us on social media with the hashtag #visitbeaumonttx!

While You're in the Area

Explore By Travel Type