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Note ref COVID 19

Restrictions are enacted and enforced at a county by county basis. In general Kansas is fairly open, but social distancing and masks are encouraged.

Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism Lands

KDWP has been very geocacher friendly and in fact runs an annual geocaching contest, however each park or public land has a manager and they would like to be asked for permission prior to cache placement on their lands.  

Contact Info: Most contact information can be found at

Overland Park Arboretum

The Overland Park Arboretum GeoArboretum Committee must pre-approve any geocaches before they are placed within the boundaries of the Arboretum. 

Please carefully review and then submit the form linked below to request pre-approval for your geocache.

US Army Corps of Engineers - Tuttle Creek Reservoir

Corps policy mandates that caches be preapproved by the agency. Containers must be transparent, and cannot be placed in potentially hazardous locales.  Thank you.
Paul Weidhaas
Park Ranger
Tuttle Creek Project Office
5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd.
Manhattan KS 66502

US Army Corps of Engineers - Kanopolis Reservoir

The land manager has been open to geocaching in the area. Permission should be secured prior to placing caches on the area property.
Contact Info: (785) 546-2294.

Kansas Reviewers

About This Guide

The local laws and guidelines for geocaching placement vary from place to place. As community reviewers learn geocache placement policies for a certain location, they can add it here. This site may not be a complete or accurate list of land policies. These policies are made by the land owner or manager, they are neither the reviewer’s nor Geocaching HQ’s. This guide is just for reference, if no policies for the area you’re looking for are listed, that doesn't mean no policies exist. You must still obtain permission to place your geocache from the landowner or land manager,comply with all applicable laws, and follow the Geocaching Listing Requirements.

If you have an update, email the community reviewer(s) listed.

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