No need to be scared, this black widow will not bite! This years geocoin is the infamous, native black widow spider sitting on its web. Don’t get caught without one. Online pre-orders are available through Oct 1, 2019 (or until sold out).
There is a special edition of this years coin that can only be found or won. “Friends of Finders Fest” Sponsors will receive one.
This years pathtags spotlight native Florida spiders. These little critters have a big positive effect our environment.
Each order will include 3 pathtags of the same design. You will randomly receive one of the designs shown here. To get a complete set you must meet, mingle, bribe, stalk, preform for and schmooze with your fellow geocachers to trade with each other in order to earn a full set. Reconnect with old friends or make some new ones, have fun with the challenge.
If you purchase multiple orders, we will try to give you different designs for each order. Online pre-orders are available through Oct 1, 2019 (or until sold out).
Awesome t-shirt to wear while searching for caches in the ONF! Show your support for one of the best events in Florida with this years t-shirt. These shirts are unisex (aka men’s) style crew neck in very soft 100% cotton . As with prior years there will be a small design on the front chest area and a large design on the back. Online pre-order available through Oct 1, 2019 to guarantee you get your size. Any remaining t-shirts will be available at the event.
Out in the rural splendor of Ocala Nation Forest, there are not many food options nearby. We are offering up a fully stocked taco bar this year! You are more then welcome to bring your own picnic or campfire dinner to join us in geocaching merriment as we all share stories of the weekends adventures and prizes are awarded. Online pre-orders will end Oct 1, 2019. A limited number of meal tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve at the event.
- Hard & Soft Taco shells
- Hamburger meat and shredded chicken
- EVERYTHING under the sun you can think of to put on tacos!
- Mexican Street Corn
- Soda and Water
There will be all kinds of goodies both geocaching related and non-geocaching related up for raffle this year. Try your luck while support one of Florida’s best geo-events! This is for one set of (12) Twelve raffle tickets. Online pre-orders are available through Oct 1, 2019. Raffle Tickets will be available for purchase at the event
There is plenty of space to pitch your tent throughout the campground. While this a very large group campground designed for tents, If you have a small camper you can bring it. Be aware that there are no hook-ups available. Price is $10.00 per tent, per night with advance registration. Your camping tag will need to be displayed at your tent site.
There are three bath houses on site, two of them have shower facilities. While all bathhouses have facilities for both genders, the bathhouse by the cabins has nicer ladies facilities and the bath house by the bunkhouses have nicer men’s facilities. There is a third bath house by the pavilion with just toilets and sinks.
All camping fees collected go directly to the Fish and Wildlife youth campground. ALL tents/campers must have their reservation tag displayed on their tent/camper or risk being removed. FWC employees will be on the property all the days we are using this campground.
Rustic bunkhouse accommodations are available. Each bunkhouse holds up to twenty people. The bunkhouses have electricity and heat/AC with three full bathrooms attached to the rear of each bunkhouse. There is also a separate bath house nearby. Each bunk has a mattress, bring your own linens since they are not provided.
There is a Men’s only bunkhouse, a Women’s only bunkhouse, and a co-ed bunkhouse for couples and families. Price is $10.00 per person, per night with advanced registration, available through Oct, 1, 2019. Any remaining bunks will be available for purchase at the event.
If you enjoy this event and would like to to show your support we invite you to purchase one of our limited *Friends of Finders Fest* sponsor packages. Private cabins are only available with sponsorship’s. Online pre-orders are guaranteed and will end Oct 1, 2019. If any packages are remaining after that, they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis at the event.
All packages include the following:
- three nights in the private cabin you select below with A/C, heating, and electricity. This cabin is yours alone, for yourself and whoever you invite to stay with you. Please refer to each cabins sleeping capacity listed.
- one event geocoin
- one special edition event geocoin
- one complete set of trading pathtags, one in each of the three designs
- twenty raffle tickets
- two BBQ meal tickets
- two event t-shirts
***CABIN RULES: Keep the A/C within the posted temps otherwise you will blow the fuse for the entire area and we have no way of resetting it. When leaving sweep out your cabin, empty your trash, and turn off lights/fan/AC. We want to leave this campground and all buildings cleaner then we found them.***
If a particular cabin listed below is not select-able, that cabin has already been reserved.
Please include what size(s) you would like for your two t-shirts in the box below.