Geocaching on EEL Sanctuaries

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt happening right now, all around you. Geocaches can be found on many EEL sanctuaries. To learn more, visit For permission to hide a geocache on an EEL sanctuary, read on.

The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program is supportive of geocaching as a way to encourage visitors to explore the sanctuaries. We have a few guidelines to help protect the native vegetation and animals and to preserve visitor experiences.

Most geocache placements that follow rules and are within a few feet of a marked trail will be approved. Micro-caches or heavily camouflaged geocaches that may cause seekers to damage vegetation are generally discouraged, but there are locations that might be appropriate.

If you would like to place a geocache and have questions, email the EEL Public Use Coordinator, Brad Manley – . If you would to submit a geocache location for approval, include the following information:

  • Sanctuary
  • Coordinates, including stages of a multi-cache
  • Type of container
  • Geocacher username
  • Name and contact information

Please keep in mind that geocache locations on EEL sanctuaries locations may be subject to land management activities such as prescribed fire, vegetation reduction, mowing, etc.

Happy Geocaching!