Knox County Park District conserves, manages and maintains over 1,000 acres of land throughout the county including seven natural park areas (Wolf RunHellbender PreserveHoney Run WaterfallHoney Run HighlandsIndianfield BluffsThayer Ridge and Bat Nest), several access points along the beautiful Kokosing and Mohican State Scenic Rivers and numerous scenic hiking trails. In addition, there are several area bike trails and the Park District offers free educational and recreational opportunities during the year.  Travel the Gateway to Amish Country Scenic Byway along US 62 and SR 514 as you visit our parks and trails. Be sure to check periodically for upcoming events.

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps:

  1. Register for a free Basic Membership.
  2. Visit the "Hide & Seek a Cache" page.
  3. Enter your postal code and click "search."
  4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
  5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
  6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
  7. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
  8. Share your geocaching stories and photos online.

There are many other levels to the game.

Park Etiquette: All natural features – plants, wildlife, geologic specimens and historic artifacts belong to the citizens of Knox County and are not to be collected, disturbed, harmed, or defaced in any manner.  Camping is not permitted; vehicles (including ATV’s and UV’s) and bicycles are permitted only in parking areas; Dogs or other pets must be leashed at all times (except at the dog park) and must be under owner control.  Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets; Use of alcohol and/or illegal drugs is strictly prohibited!

Written by the Knox County Park District and For more information, visit