Geocache / Letterbox Placement Guidelines
The following guidelines have been developed to provide helpful information for Geocache/Letterbox opportunities on Jefferson County Open Space. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a violation of Jefferson County Open Space Rules and Regulations and removal of the cache. Please see all Open Space Regulations for more information.
- The Geocache/Letterbox site location should not be an area designated as "Closed" for any reason, such as a seasonal wildlife closure, hunting closure or natural resource management closure.
- Geocaches/Letterboxes should be independent of any park amenity or facility. They should not be affixed to or placed under or above any structures or improvements on the park.
- Contents of the Geocache/Letterbox - The Geocache/Letterbox container may not contain food of any type; illegal substances; hazardous materials; profane, obscene, or racist materials, or materials of a sexual nature. Monitoring the contents of the Geocache/Letterbox is the responsibility of the Geocache/Letterbox owner.
- The Geocache/Letterbox site may not be altered in any manner to better hide the Geocache/Letterbox. Activities that cause destruction of natural resources include but are not limited to digging, cutting branches, scraping soil, and moving large rocks.
- Geocaches/Letterboxes that cause evidence of unmanaged trail development (defined below) and destruction of the resource or wildlife habitat may be removed by Jefferson County Open Space staff.
- Any Geocache/Letterbox placed in a location deemed hazardous may be removed.
Definition of "Unmanaged (social) Trail" -- An unmanaged trail is a footpath that has visibly trampled down the vegetation, making an obvious route or trail. This trail is neither named by Jefferson County Open Space nor identified on any Open Space map.
Last Modified: Jun 1, 2011 09:04 AM