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2019 North Dakota Geocaching Association
10th Anniversary Camping and Caching
June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2019


Load up your GPS and camping gear, invite your friends and family to join us for the 10th Anniversary of the North Dakota state wide camping and caching event located in Dickinson, North Dakota. Come for the day or camp for the weekend. This will be an event you don't want to miss.

Friday night starts with a meet and greet, and a campfire (weather permitting). Food to be provided by the NDGCA host group.

Saturday will be filled with games, caching, and prizes. Join us Saturday night for a potluck supper (bring a dish to pass and your own refreshments). Plates, plasticware, and napkins will be provided by NDGCA host group.

Sunday will conclude the weekend fun with a breakfast.

Please post a will attend

The Dickenson Convention and Vistors Bureau has generously agreed to create name tags for our event. The CVB will need your real name, caching name, and hometown for everyone in your group so the tags can be printed and ready to go when you get here. Please include that information in your will attend log or message/email i.Findit with it.

T-Shirts Available

There will be t-shirts available for purchase before the event. The design is being finalized and the online store is being set up by the vendor. When the store is ready to accept orders, the information will be posted here and on the NDGCA Facebook group.

Event Venue and Camping/Lodging Information

The event will be held at the Patterson Lake Recreation Area.

A block of campsites has been reserved at a discounted rate for NDGCA Camping and Caching attendees starting March 1st. Each person/family camping will need to call to make reservations (no discount is available if reservations are made online) and mention that you are part of the geocaching group. Campers age 60 and older will receive a 50% discount on their camping reservation.

How to access the discounted camping rate:
Call 701-456-2074 during normal business hours and tell them you are part of the geocaching group and request the discounted rate for Patterson Lake Recreation Area.
The rate for water and electricity is $13 per night.
Additional nights (besides Friday and Saturday) will also be at the lower rate.

For non-campers, there is a daily entrance fee of $2.00 per vehicle.
2019/04/12 - Updated Information: For the non-campers who wish to attend the event, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Microtel by Wyndham under the ND Geocaching Association. The rooms are $75 per night for a double/queen room. To reserve your room(s), please call the hotel directly at 701-456-2000 and state that you want a room from the ND Geocaching Association block. The rates will be honored where possible for your entire stay if you staying longer than just June 21 and 22. The block of rooms will be available until May 21 when any unreserved rooms will be returned to the hotel for use by other guests.

You can check out other nearby hotels and motels on the Dickinson Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Nearby Attractions and Things To Do

There are many opportunities for new and exciting adventures in and around the Dickinson area. One of them is the Medora Musical held each summer in historic Medora about 30 miles west of Dickinson off of I-94.

Another attraction in Medora is the pitchfork fondue. YES!, they actually cook steaks on pitchforks in huge pots of boiling oil!

A fun attraction near Dickinson is the Enchanted Highway. A 32 miles stretch of highway located just south of I-94 at Gladstone, ND. An added bonus to geocachers, there are caches hidden at the sculptures along the way.

Schedule of Events
All times listed are in the Mountain Timezone (UTC -7:00)

2019 NDGCA Camping and Caching Meet and Greet on Friday, June 21st.
Location: Patterson Lake Recreation Area
Coordinates: N46° 51.947 W102° 51.197
5:00PM or earlier- The fun begins. Come on in and find your campsite and set up for the weekend
6:00PM - BBQ served by host cachers
9:30PM - 11:00PM Campfire

2019 NDGCA Camping and Caching X Games on Saturday, June 22nd.
Location: Pioneer Park
Coordinates: N46° 53.686 W102° 46.850
Partial agenda:
8:00AM - Registration and Instructions for the event
8:00AM - 6:00PM Caching and games agenda to be announced
6:00PM - 8:30PM Potluck at Pioneer Park

2019 NDGCA Camping and Caching Goodbye Breakfast on Sunday, June 23rd.
Location: Pioneer Park
Coordinates: N46° 53.686 W102° 46.850
8:00AM - Breakfast at Pioneer Park
11:00AM - Event Ends