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State parks near Dallas invite families to join a high-tech treasure hunt

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(KYTX) - The growing world of geocaching allows families to participate in a high-tech treasure hunt just a short drive from home in state parks.

Geocaching, a new-age take on the classic scavenger hunt, allows for anyone with a smartphone or GPS device, to search for prize-filled containers hidden in Texas state parks.

There are more than 1,074 geocaches to find in more than 90 state parks around Texas.

Many state parks host Geocache 101 workshops to teach anyone the basics.

 

Parks near Dallas offering workshops are:

Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Sep 21, 2013

 10:00 a.m- 11:30 a.m

Contact: David Owens - (940)328-1171 or  david.owens@tpwd.texas.gov

 

Cedar Hill State Park

Sep 28, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Lauren Pyeatt - (972) -291-3900 or lauren.pyeatt@tpwd.texas.gov

 

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Sep 28, 2013

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact: Kathy Lenz- (254) 897-4588 or kathy.lenz@tpwd.texas.gov

 

Martin Creek Lake State Park

Sep 28, 2013

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Lisa Male- (903) 836-4336 or lisa.male@tpwd.texas.gov

 

For more information and to find coordinates of prize-filled caches in Texas State Parks, visit texasstateparks.org/geocache.

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