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.

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How to Use This Guide

This part is pretty easy: just click on the area where you’re thinking of placing a geocache from the dropdown menus below. Once you reach a page for a region, you’ll find information for specific locations within that region, like parks or wilderness areas. If you have an update, email the community reviewer listed on the region's webpage.

Note: If you share information from this site, please attribute it properly by including, “These regional land policies came from the Geocaching.com Public Wiki and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No-Derivatives 4.0 International License."

Currently Known Policies:




Puerto Rico


New Zealand