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Looking for a reason to get out and explore all that Escambia County has to offer? Why not try the Escambia County Geocache Tour? With six active locations hidden around the county you’ll be sure to discover your new favorite spot. Be sure to check back as new sites come online periodically.

“Geocache” is a term used to describe small hidden boxes or containers located using GPS. Participants log their discovery in the cache’s logbook and may be lucky enough to find other small prizes inside. Now an international phenomenon, geocaches can be located anywhere, including space! They’re a great way to explore new areas and practice wayfinding skills.

Don't forget to log your visit at www.geocaching.com!

Active Geocache Locations

Admiral Mason Park – 30º24.780 N, 87º12.281 W

The park’s 2.35 acre pond serves as a stormwater treatment facility for the surrounding 31 acres, protecting Pensacola Bay from untreated stormwater runoff. Enjoy a walking trail and views of Pensacola Bay. While you're there, visit nearby Veteran's Memorial Park which hosts several monuments to those who fought and gave their life in service to the United States of America. 

Fillingim Landing – 30º40.496 N, 87º24.359 W

Located on the beautiful Perdido River, the landing is open to the public for canoe/kayak launching, swimming, and picnicking. Spend the day lounging on its white sandbars or check out the Perdido River Paddle Trail to explore more of this beautiful river. 

Lake Stone – 30º 58.050 N, 87º 17.545 W

Nestled in the peaceful setting of North Escambia County, Lake Stone Campground has many amenities to offer. Lake Stone Campground is a 100-acre campground located in the northern end of the county. Relax under a pine canopy or enjoy the day fishing on the lake.

Pensacola Beach – 30º 20.840 N, 87º 03.456 W

Pensacola Beach with its beautiful white sands, is home to many animals such as the ghost crabs, and sandpiper and nesting sea turtles. Tap into the energy of a bustling beach community at Casino Beach or enjoy the solitude of Gulf Islands National Seashore at Fort Pickens. 

Perdido Key – 30º 17.483 N, 87º 25.166 W

White sand beaches and rolling dunes covered in sea oats makes Perdido Key a sought-out vacation and eco-tourism destination alike.  Sixty percent of the island is protected by federal and state parks, making it one of the last remaining unblemished stretches of natural beach and wilderness on the Gulf Coast.

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park – 30º 22.112 N, 87º 24.522 W

The park offers three marked hiking trails including a ½ mile ADA accessible boardwalk to the bayou. Visit the park in April to see the threated white-topped pitcher plant along with other species of carnivorous plant. Year-round visitors can enjoy ample birding opportunities, as well as glimpses of of the park's shyer residents like white tailed deer and alligator snapping turtles. 

Plaza de Luna – 30º 24.133 N, 87º 12.894 W

Plaza de Luna sits at the end of Palafox Pier within the City of Pensacola. The plaza is named after Don Tristan de Luna, the Spanish explorer who landed in Pensacola in 1559 with the aim to establish a permanent settlement. However, his dreams sank when a hurricane struck the area that same year, destroying the settlement and De Luna's fleet. The area was abandoned in 1561, however remains the first Spanish settlement in the continental United States. Today, the plaza is a great place to enjoy scenic views on Pensacola Bay. It is a popular spot for local fisherman and bird watchers and offers unique dining and event options. 
Fillingim Landing
Admiral Mason Park
Boardwalk to beach
pitcher plant bog
Lake Stone pier
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