Saturday, March 09, 2013

Geocache Treasure Hunt at Camp Floyd


(We did this last year and had so much fun!

Fairfield – Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt using a global positioning satellite (GPS) unit. Camp Floyd State Park is hosting a geocache treasure hunt in locating various historic sites within in the park. The event will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013,  from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Visitors who complete the treasure hunt will be awarded a special prize.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own GPS units.  However, Camp Floyd State Park is co-sponsoring the event with Magellan, a GPS company, who will be on hand with GPS units to loan and assist with the coordinates.  Participants will be given the coordinates to the first cache and each subsequent cache will provide the next.

The geocache treasure hunt is included with paid museum admission of $2 per person, or $6 per family. Hamburgers, chips, hot dogs, and drinks will be available for purchase between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with proceeds supporting the programs and activities of Utah State Parks.

Camp Floyd was established in 1858 to quell a Mormon rebellion, which never took place.  Soldiers were stationed here until they were recalled to the Civil War in 1861.  Today, the park and museum tells the story of this historic event.

Camp Floyd State Park is located in the town of Fairfield, 22 miles southwest of Lehi on Highway 73.  The park and museum are open Monday – Saturday from 9a.m. to 5p.m.  For more information, contact the park at:  801-768-8932.

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