About NoVAGO

What is NoVAGO?

The Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization (NoVAGO) was established to encourage and promote good geocaching practices and create a community of geocachers through our events and activities. We are committed to safe, responsible, and environmentally friendly geocaching. We welcome involvement and cooperation of park management and local government to keep geocaching open to the community and to promote the geocaching hobby to the greater community.

The NoVAGO is managed by a group of volunteers, which are elected annually. A current list of NoVAGO board members can be found here.

Please spend some time on our site. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

What does NoVAGO do?

Encourage Good Practice

We promote [geocaching guidelines] as well as [best practices]

We help our members understand local land use permits and permissions.

Education and Community Outreach

NoVAGO volunteers offer help to new and existing geocachers. We can help schools, community groups, and scout leaders. Please find some of our helpful resources on our website. Download your geocaching basics brochure here.

Events Calendar

We keep track of local, upcoming events on our popular Events Calendar.

‘Cache in Trash Out’ Events

Featherstone NWR

We all love a clean environment and NoVAGO helps to keep it that way by hosting CITO events throughout the year, where geocachers help pick up litter or participate in other conservation activities. We often coordinate with local governments or park authorities for these events.

Geocaching Community in Northern Virginia

We organize events for geocachers. Some of our regular official events include our Annual Spring Picnic & Awards Ceremony, Hauntingly Familiar Fall Event, Thanks! event (to thank our officers and volunteers) and seasonal CITO events. In addition, our member volunteers host reoccurring events such as ‘Over the Hump,’ ‘Woodbridge M&G,’ Third Tuesday,’ ‘Third Thursday,’ and ‘Military Association of Geocachers (MAGC) Meet ‘n’ Greet.’

We also hold friendly competitions and awards. For our annual series, click here. For our annual awards nominees and winners, click here.

Occoquan river clean up 2021


NoVAGO is a member-led organization. Register for free and become an active member. For more information on membership, please visit this page.