cache type 2003 NYGO State Picnic cache size

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 43.735'   W 076° 54.838'
Dresden,   New York   14441
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 23 Aug 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00560
Cache type:  Event
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps (easy)

Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is available There may be fees.


Maps are queued for generation.

On August 23 and 24, 2003, we invite you to the New York Geocaching Organization's (NYGO) 2003 State Picnic being held at Sampson State Park. The park is located in Romulus, NY on the east shore of Seneca Lake.

This is a two-day action-packed, activity-filled extravaganza! There will be raffles with lots of prizes. The event will run all day Saturday through Sunday, so be sure to make camping arrangements. We have a number of activities in the works for all ages, including:

  • Dash for the 'Cache (Back by popular demand!)

  • Geo-Poker (Put on your poker face.)

  • Pin the Tail on the GPSr (Who will be closest?)

  • Tracklog Etch-a-Sketch (Can you draw?)

  • Ironman 'Caching (Hike. Bike. Paddleike. Ok, so it doesn't rhyme.)

  • Luminesence (Can you see in the dark?)

  • Travel Bug Swap (Bring those bugs.)

There are 245 electric campsites (loops 1-5), each loop equiped with running water and hot showers. Camping requires a two-night reservation. The park features biking trails, swimming, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, playgrounds, fishing, and open fields. There is also a navel museum, and a 123-berth marina.

This is a 1905 acre park. While the activities can be done on foot or in cars, we strongly encourage you to bring out your bikes. The park does have some bike rentals available.

Pets are allowed with a 6-foot leash, and proof of rabies vaccination.

The event is free to attend (although there is a $6 parking charge). We have reserved a large covered pavillion for both days, so it will be held rain or shine. We will coordinate two pot-luck style lunches. Details to come.

The park may also be hosting a hot-air balloon festival that weekend, as if there wasn't already enough to do!

Hope to see you there!