A Lower Delta geocaching adventure along Arkansas’s Great River Road
Whether you have a week, a weekend or just a couple of hours, geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road is a wonderful opportunity to experience the history and beauty of the Arkansas Delta. Not familiar with geocaching? Geocaching is a popular hobby with enthusiasts around the globe. It combines technology with nature to produce an exciting form of entertainment for those who like to be adventurous in their leisure time. In this modern-day treasure hunt, caches are hidden all over the world by individuals or groups. The location of each geocache is marked with Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates which are shared via the Internet. Enthusiasts use a hand-held GPS unit or their smartphone to hunt for the caches. Each hunt and the terrain around it vary in difficulty. Some caches contain only logbooks in small tins or film canisters, while others hold mini treasures inside containers such as ammo boxes. Standard geocaching protocol is to take something if you leave something. Coordinates for the hidden caches can be found at geocaching.com.
Using clues and coordinates, geocaching provides fun for all ages and the thrill of finding the elusive cache. Grab your family or a few friends, your hiking boots and your GPS and head to for a geocaching escapade! The modern-day scavenger hunt promises hours or days of fun for all ages. The Lower Delta Arkansas Great River Road caches will take you to notable sites throughout the region. Along the way, you’ll experience the history, sights and culture of the Arkansas Delta, including museums, National Historic Landmarks, National Historic sites, state parks, lakes, rivers, and the magnificence of the region.
The Great River Road and the Mississippi River Parkway Commission were established in 1938. Marked by the familiar green Pilot’s Wheel, the Great River Road runs from Minnesota to Louisiana for almost 3,000 miles. In The Natural State, 10 counties along the state’s eastern border lie along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. Throughout the region there are over 100 special Great River Road caches spread along the scenic byway that take cachers to historic sites, museums and attractions in the Arkansas Delta.