Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Camp Floyd State Park hosts Geocache Treasure Hunt


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 28, 2015,  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 will have 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 $3 per person, or $9 per family.
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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