Ohio Geocachers Stand Up For Your Right To Cache In State Forests sign now

ODNR has recently banned geocaching activities in all Ohio State Forests. The head of the Division of Forestry, Nate Kirk, verified this information today over the telephone. No public statement has been made and the date of this decision was not revealed. From this point forward all geocachers will be ticketed. The only reasoning they gave was that one person buried a cache in Zaleski S.F. and they caught a few people caching at night, so they banned it. We were invited to voice our opinions at their Open House on June 2, 2010 in Athens, Ohio. We are told that this is the only forum in which they will hear public opinion. That leaves us with only 2 weeks to pull together the Ohio geocaching community and present a strong defense of the game we all love.

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  • 10 December 2015150. Jennifer As
    avid cacher, backpacker, camper, horseback rider Geocaching Name Buckeyealum
  • 25 November 2015149. Michael Db
    Even though I'm not in the Ohio area, I may go there someday and want to Geocache there. Geocaching Name Mike_B
  • 17 November 2015148. Natalia S
    Sure, let's make it illegal to enjoy a FREE activity in the great outdoors! Geocaching Name NSTORK
  • 24 October 2015147. Pam F
    I enjoy spending money in your state to Geocache, I'm sorry that some cachers want to mess it up for the rest of us. Geocaching Name Moontwig
  • 14 October 2015146. Ben Levine
    Require a permit and have a ranger go out to look at cache sites when the cache is being places simple as that. Geocaching brings us to state forest's and park's without them, we wouldn't have visited as many. Geocaching Name Blb9556
  • 20 September 2015145. Donald K
    This is a terrible idea to punish all for the actions of a few. By eliminating geocaching from the State Parks, the interaction of many children and their developed respect for the nature will narrowed. Geocaching Name Bunky1
  • 01 September 2015144. Chris H
    I support this petition
  • 10 August 2015143. Gordon B
    I would hope that some kind of compromise between the ODNR and geocaching can be worked out with this issue. We as a family have enjoyed many of the state parks and other state recreation areas in Ohio and hope that geocaching will remain a part of this u
  • 27 July 2015142. Kaci H
    Cachers are nice people who love to spend time w/their families and friends enjoying nature. Every single cacher I've EVER met has been resposible and curtious to take care of the surroundings of a cache.Ever Hear of Cache in Trash Out? WE ARE THE ONES cl
  • 27 July 2015141. Glenn S
    I apologize for the false impression you apparently got from a few miscreant geocachers, but please don't judge all of us based on the actions of a few. Geocaching Name ghs
  • 27 May 2015140. Ed S
    My tax money supports the state forests, and I fail to see any difference between hiking in them and Geocaching in them. Geocaching Name Ed_S
  • 30 April 2015139. Adam B
    Should be more of a privilege that the state would allow us to geocache in Ohio State Forests. It's because of a select few who have ruined this for the rest of us by not understanding and/or following the rules and regulations. Geocaching Name 5BizzyBs
  • 29 April 2015138. David Ferguson
    I think the majority of geocachers appreciate and want to protect our parks and forest areas. That is why there were 30-40 geocachers like myself serving at an event this spring at Caesar's Creek State Park to help clean up the park! There should be some
  • 25 April 2015137. Shannon C
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  • 19 April 2015136. Karl K
    I support this petition
  • 03 April 2015135. Richard W
    Geocachers generally pick up trash and take better care of the parks than the average visitor. What a shame if this goes through! Geocaching Name Web-ling
  • 17 March 2015134. Jason T
    I support this petition
  • 26 February 2015133. Harry A
    I support this petition
  • 22 February 2015132. Ray T
    I support this petition
  • 18 February 2015131. Collins Horton
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 2015130. Shane S
    State parks belong to the people of the state, not the state Geocaching Name skinfusionz
  • 15 January 2015129. Dan L
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2014128. Ronnie S
    My family and I have been Geocaching together for several years. I cannot see how Geocaching has any negative affect on the state forests. It is a good clean sport that has taken off in Ohio and all over the rest of the country.Our family practices the sp
  • 22 December 2014127. Zaid A
    Please be more considerate. We aren't doing anything wrong.
  • 17 December 2014126. Kevin K
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2014125. K Jw
    It seems to be discriminating geocachers for the actions of a few. If a hunter violates rules would hunting in forests be discontinued. I highly doubt it. Why single out geocachers who are great supporters of Ohio forests and parks? Geocaching Name kittyw
  • 08 December 2014124. Becca L
    I support this petition

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