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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:05 pm    Post subject: Lake County lands Reply with quote

The board was recently made aware of a policy that was enacted in July of 2006. After clarifying with the Lake County Land Commissioner, I am posting it here. The board intends to follow up with Mr. Martinson to work to open the rest of Lake County lands up to caching.


July 2006

Geocaching requires authorization from the Land Commissioner or designee.
A geocache contact person responsible for necessary upkeep of the site must be identified prior to approval by the Land Commissioner or designee.
There should be no earth disturbance or vegetative impact to any approved site. Nor should the cache be readily discernable by the general public.
Cache(s) shall not be placed in a plastic (PVC) pipe.
Cache name must be clearly visible on the exterior of all geocache containers. An “Official Geocache” label should be placed on the container. The cache name must be the same on the “Official Geocache” label, Identification Form, and any web site postings.
The cache may not be placed on stream banks, riparian zones, wetlands, prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, exemplary natural communities, ecologically sensitive areas, unique geological features, or unsafe areas. You must contact the Land Commissioner for possible additional restrictions or questions concerning the proposed location.
A cache may remain at the approved site for no more than three years at which time it must be removed, the site restored to its original condition, and the Land Commissioner informed in writing of the removal. This will control cache abandonment and assist in preventing renegade trail development to the site.
Unauthorized geocaches on Demonstration Forest lands will be removed and treated as abandoned property, and the responsible person may be cited for littering.
Responsible party shall archive site location(s) from all publications and/or website(s) within seven days of removal.
Caches may only contain a logbook in which to record visits, a description of the geocaching site and non-perishable, family friendly items.
Maximum of five geocache sites allowed in the Demonstration Forest.
Use existing trail corridors for travel.
Place geocache site close to trails, subject to the approval by the Land Commissioner.
Use already identified points of interest as potential geocache locations due to the educational value of these sites.
Limit geocache container size to two gallon capacity.
Lake County reserves the right to eliminate this use at any time.

Date  revised:  July 26, 2006

Lake County Forestry

601 3rd Avenue

Two Harbors, Minnesota  55616


RESPONSIBLE PARTY'S contact information:



City, State and Zip Code:       

Telephone: (home)                                        (work)       

E-mail address:       

The RESPONSIBLE PARTY desires to place a geocache at the following location(s) in

       The Lake County Demonstration Forest

Type of Cache:  Traditional               Multi-cache               Letterbox

                           Event/CITO         Mystery                      Other

CACHE NAME (required):       

CACHE LOCATION: (use the final site if multi-cache):


LATITUDE:  ________________________________________________


LONGITUDE:  ______________________________________________       

CACHE CONTAINER DESCRIPTION:  (size, color, container description)




CACHE NAME (required):       

CACHE LOCATION: (use the final site if multi-cache):


LATITUDE:  _____________________________________________       


CACHE CONTAINER DESCRIPTION:  (size, color, container description) 



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