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2018 North Dakota Geocaching Association
10th Anniversary Camping and Caching
June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2019


Load up your GPS and camping gear, invite your friends and family to join us for the 10th Anniversary of the North Dakota state wide camping and caching event located in Dickinson, North Dakota. Come for the day or camp for the weekend. This will be an event you don't want to miss.

Friday night starts with a meet and greet, and a campfire (weather permitting). Food to be provided by the NDGCA host group.

Saturday will be filled with games, caching, and prizes. Join us Saturday night for a potluck supper. Plates, silverware, and napkins will be provided.

Sunday will conclude the weekend fun with a breakfast.

As the event approaches, the cache pages will be published on geocaching.com and the agenda finalized.

Event Venue and Camping/Lodging Information

The event will be held at the Patterson Lake Recreation Area.

A block of campsites at a discounted rate will be reserved for NDGCA attendees starting in March. Each person/family camping will need to call to make reservations (no discount is available if reservations are made online) and mention that you are part of the group. Campers age 60 and older will receive a 50% discount on their camping reservation. Announcements will be made on the NDGCA Facebook group and on this website when the blocks have been reserved so cachers can make their reservations.
Current fee information:
Daily entrance fee - $2.00 per vehicle.
Modern camping site - $26.00/night - Includes bathrooms, water, electricity, and sewer dump (includes entrance fee).
Primitive camping site - $18.00/night (includes entrance fee).
Primitive camping site - $25.00/night with electric and water hookup (includes entrance fee).
Primitive sites are a parking space only.
Note: The prices listed above for camping are the non-discounted rates for the group and are provided to give attendees an idea of the cost of camping at the Patterson Lake Recreational Area.
For the non-campers who wish to attend the event, nearby hotels and motels can be found on the Dickinson Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Nearby Attractions and Things To Do

There are many opportunities for new and exciting adventures in and around the Dickinson area. One of them is the Medora Musical held each summer in historic Medora about 30 miles west of Dickinson off of I-94. On Cyber Monday you can purchase vouchers for the 2019 show at a buy one get one free price. These vouchers can be used to purchase tickets for any show May 31st - July 31st. There are usually more opportunities to purchase discounted musical tickets in the month of June.

Another attraction in Medora is the pitchfork fondue. YES!, they actually cook steaks on pitchforks in huge pots of boiling oil!
Check the Cyber Monday link for discounts on fondue tickets also.

A fun attraction near Dickinson is the Enchanted Highway. A 32 miles stretch of highway located just south of I-94 at Gladstone, ND. An added bonus to geocachers, there are caches hidden at the sculptures along the way.

Schedule of Events

Kickoff Event on Friday, June 21st.
Coordinates: N46° 51.947 W102° 51.197
Time to be determined

Farewell Breakfast on Sunday, June 23rd.
Coordinates: N46° 53.686 W102° 46.850
Time to be determined

Camping and Caching 2019 on Saturday, June 22nd.
Coordinates: N46° 53.686 W102° 46.850
Agenda to be determined