Spotlight Cache: Burke Lake Park

#PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay (December 8)

Today we’re going back in time to find the oldest cache in Virginia. Welcome to Burke Lake Park (GC175) — did you see how short that GC code is? This cache has been around since December 17th, 2000 – which makes it a favorite visit for those trying to fill in their Jasmer Challenge grid. There’s lots to love about this cache. It is a big ‘ol container. That makes it easier to find for beginners and means it has lots of room for SWAG items inside. It also isn’t too far from the parking and the trail, which means its an easy find on a day where long hikes aren’t possible. If you do want to go for a long hike, though, this is a beautiful park to do so. Burke Lake Park has lots of trails, disc golf, kayaking, picnicking, and more. At time of publish, this cache has over 3,000 finds and is getting close to 500 favorite points. Don’t forget to be stealthy when you are looking for this old cache and take good care of it, hide it again well, so that it will be around for a while longer still.

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