Are you someone who fancies the idea of finding hidden treasure? If so, you can test out your treasure-hunting skills with the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works’ Geocaching program.
Using a GPS-enabled device like a handheld GPS receiver or a smartphone, skilled and amateur detectives alike can, by using published coordinates, locate treasures we have hidden for you. The treasure will be inside a geocache, a hidden container with a logbook where you sign your name as proof you found it.
You only need a GPS-enabled smartphone and a free online account through Geocaching.com. New to geocaching? Check out our intro video to help you get started. Should you come across an empty cache, let us know. We will get it restocked and send you the missing prize.
Participate in one of our real-world, outdoor treasure hunts to learn about water quality topics throughout Lexington. This search consists of 8 hidden geocaches that draw attention to water issues throughout Lexington. In addition, this adventure aims to highlight infrastructure projects, local creeks, and water-related points of interest.
These water-themed locations – listed below – cover a broad range of water quality topics and infrastructure, for example, places related to Lexington’s Stormwater Incentive Grant Program, our annual Reforest the Bluegrass tree planting event, and the Community Environmental Academy. Visit all 8 sites to learn about what Lexington is doing and what you can do to keep our local water clean as you discover new areas of Lexington. Each cache contains a unique collectable button!
Only Rain Down The Drain
Coordinates: N 38° 01.324 W 084° 27.570
Geocache code: GC8AGFP
A Home for Stormwater
Coordinates: N 38° 02.371 W 084° 33.294
Geocache code: GC8A0AX
The Steamy Pot
Coordinates: N 38° 06.187 W 084° 29.871
Geocache code: GC89QTY
Don't Take it for Granted
Coordinates: N 38° 02.144 W 084° 32.659
Geocache code: GC8B5EX
6,000 Trees in 2019
Coordinates: N 38° 04.352 W 084° 23.297
Geocache code: GC8A0BK
Water Quality Oasis
Coordinates: N 38° 03.387 W 084° 31.835
Geocache Code: GC8BGYX
Not Just Bricks
Coordinates: N 38° 02.789 W 084° 28.588
Geocache Code: GC8C1YV
Dantlzer Greenspace Adventure
Coordinates: N 38° 01.464 W 084° 31.093
Geocache Code: GC9EY83
If you find a geocache that is out of buttons, email the details of the time, date and location to LiveGreen@LexingtonKY.gov.
This is our new geocache series! We’ve hidden 8 geocaches all around Lexington that highlight our public greenways. Discover water quality lots, stream restoration spaces, pollinator gardens, and more, all while visiting some of the city’s best hidden natural areas. There may even be a greenway in your neighborhood that you’ve never explored!
Each hidden cache contains a unique magnet to collect. Grab all 8 and win a prize! Email us at LiveGreen@LexingtonKY.gov or tag us at @LiveGreenLex with a photo of your collection once you find them all. Our public greenway locations are listed below.
Our public greenway caches
Coordinates: N 38° 06.092 W 084° 29.521
Geocache Code: GCA62BX
Coordinates: N38° 03.200 W 084° 32.850
Geocache Code: GCA62EZ
Eureka Springs Greenway
Coordinates: N 37° 59.725 W 084° 27.274
Geocache Code: GCA62C4
Falling Leaves Greenway
Coordinates: N 38° 00.879 W 084° 23.877
Geocache Code: GCA61QT
Coordinates: N 38° 00.931 W 084° 31.357
Geocache Code: GCA61RP
Mable Lane Greenway
Coordinates: N 38° 05.329 W 084° 32.541
Geocache Code: GCA62G3
Coordinates: N 38° 01.340 W 084° 24.058
Geocache Code: GCA61Q0
Sweet Clover Greenway
Coordinates: N 38° 00.804 W 084° 24.155
Geocache Code: GCA61QC