Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Iowa DNR's geocaching rules

In past blog posts I have linked to the geocaching page on Iowa's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website. But because they change their website every once in awhile, now is a good time to update everyone. As you may know, the DNR requires permits for geocaches placed on DNR-managed properties. If you have submitted a geocache to Geocaching.com in the past you have probably received this reviewer note from me:

The Iowa DNR has requested that all geocaches placed on DNR-managed land first be approved by the local DNR manager. See: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Recreation/CampingFacilityRentals/RulesRegulations/Geocaching.aspx  Once you have been granted a permit, please edit your cache page to state that you have the required permit and then re-enable the cache listing so it reappears in my review queue. If you choose not to seek the permit, please archive this listing and remove the container. Thanks.


Tech Hope said...

I've gotten a review like this one from you recently on about 11 or so of my friend's and my recent hides. I'm wondering why we need a permit when the DNR officials we've talked to about our hides say we don't need one if they have verbally approved our hides.

Please advise
ksb5x5 and weezylax

IowaAdmin said...

If the DNR manager has granted permission, you have to let me know. Post a statement to that effect in the description or in a reviewer note when you submit the cache. That's all it takes! Thanks!

Tech Hope said...

Oh my gosh! That's it? I've been getting ulcers worrying over this! lol I'll try resubmitting my caches then! That's amazing! Thank you!