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A Modern Day Treasure Hunt


A Modern Day Treasure Hunt

Roseburg, OR – The 10th Annual Discover Roseburg / Land of Umpqua Geocache Series kicks off on Saturday, February 1st. Modern day treasure hunters will get to explore many sites in and around the Roseburg area and ultimately end up with the prize …a limited-edition, 10th anniversary “Geocoin.” Only 200 coins are made for the event, and are prized collectors’ items.  Don’t miss out on this free, family-friendly winter event in Roseburg.

Organized by Roseburg Parks and Recreation, the event begins at 9 am on February 1st, inside the Roseburg Public Library. Participants receive a passport, which list the coordinates to five traditional and 15 virtual caches and asks a question at each location to verify the “hunter” found the correct location. After receiving a passport, the hunt begins! The kick-off event ends with a raffle drawing at 2:00 pm at the Library, inside the Ford Room.

“We picked the cache locations in such a way that folks get to discover our parks and other prominent Roseburg sites,” says Parks Manager Kris Ammerman. “Our goal is for visitors to have so much fun that they want to revisit Roseburg.”

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a GPS receiver or mobile device to hide and seek containers, called “caches” at specific locations marked by coordinates. Originating in Oregon back in 2000, geocaching has grown to become a popular worldwide outdoor activity.  

“We get visitors from all over the region that come down to participate in the event,” says Ammerman. “It’s impressive when you think about it. This event draws in people who have never been to Roseburg. The economic impact is also impressive. I like the fact that it brings people into our area to visit our businesses during an otherwise slow time of year.”

For more information about the event, contact Roseburg Parks and Recreation at 541-492-6730 or visit

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