Hidden Treasures: Geocaching in Houma

Dillion Hughes
Dillon Hughes is the Visitor Services and Social Media Manager at the Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Born and raised in Louisiana’s Bayou Country, Dillon is an avid theatre goer and enjoys spending time with their partner and their two dogs.
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Enable your GPS and start searching for geocaching treasures in the Houma area.

Geocacher exploring Houma caches

Instagrammer @ShawnSoter exploring the Houma geocaching trail.

Remember the thrill of going on a scavenger hunt? In Louisiana’s Bayou Country, you can experience the exhilaration of exploration with the high-tech treasure hunting game known as Geocaching.

Getting Started: Geocaching uses GPS technology to bring you hidden containers (caches) located in unique locations. To participate is simple, visit Geocaching.com and sign up for a free account. Once you are in, you have access to the thousands of caches located throughout the world. Choose your first cache, navigate to the area, search for the hidden container, sign the enclosed log book and chat about your experience online with other geocachers. You can find geocaches throughout Louisiana, many in State Parks, and Houma hosts a tour of cleverly hidden caches that can take you on a Bayou Country adventure known as a GeoTour.

Get Outside: The Explore Houma Geotour includes a series of 21 caches hidden at museums, plantations, wildlife parks, marinas, parks, coastal marshes, and nature trails. The caches range in size, from a large chest to something the size of a thimble, making the hunt more exciting. Inside the cache, you will find fun hidden treasures left by other cachers as well as a code for you to signify you found that cache. Once you’ve collected all 21 caches, bring your stickers and code words to the Houma Area Visitors Center to receive your collectible Houma GeoCoin. That’s right, this treasure hunt ends with doubloons!

If your family is ready for an outdoor adventure in Louisiana’s Bayou Country, visit GeoHouma.com to learn more about geocaching. Happy caching!