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What is the one place (park, or general area) that is the most densely populated geocache location in the world?


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This is a hard one to answer. In what radius? For example, prague, in the Czech Republic, is EXTREMELY saturated, and has 1311 caches within 5 miles and most if not all are logged 1000's of times, some almost nearing 10,000. On the other hand Portland Oregon has 750 caches within 5 miles. But, outside of the center of prague, there are not as many caches in the "suburbs" of prague, so within 10 miles of portland oregon there are 2861 and only 2076 in 10 miles of prague. To make things even harder to judge, outside the portland oregon city/suburbs caching comes to a standstill, this is due to the fact Portland is in the middle of a desert. So Philadelphia, an area that has only a measly 684 within 10 miles (Compared to portlands 2800) has 24002 within 100 miles while portland has 15859 due to the previously mentioned desert. Whereas Philadelphia has two cities within about 100 miles (NYC at about 80 miles and Baltimore at 120), and in between philadelphia and these two cities there are MANY suburbs, the east coast is filled with suburbs, so portland loses there due to the desert. I could go on, and find an area that wins within 200 miles for some god-forsaken reason, but it's pointless.

 

In the end... One needs to know how big of an area you want to know about, because is that case, Knowschad is entirely correct, that park is the most saturated area.

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anyone know?

 

Very possibly Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon. I don't believe there is room for even one more cache. The park is totally saturated!!

 

:grin:

 

Oh yeah... the cache: http://coord.info/GC2DZ0V

 

Holy freaking MOC overload, Batman!! What's up with all the MOC's in the area? Never mind, that's another thread. :lol:

 

I've always loved The Watchung Reservation, in Central New Jersey. I'm sure it's not the most saturated, but there's a boatload of caches in this great Park. Including this extremely well done Earthcache although that was placed long after the last time I was there. Just click on the map from there of course, to see how many caches there are.

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I'd throw in the area around West Bend, WI as a contender. They have an annual "Cache Bash" every year in August. I don't remember the number of caches said to be in the area, but it is a lot.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/map/beta/default.aspx?lat=43.42528&lng=-88.18343

I met a group of two geocachers that lived in west bend, I sat down and eat Pizza with them at an event. They called it, "The geocaching capitol of the mid-west" and told me about how they had some sort of mega-event there.

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I'd throw in the area around West Bend, WI as a contender. They have an annual "Cache Bash" every year in August. I don't remember the number of caches said to be in the area, but it is a lot.

 

http://www.geocachin...8&lng=-88.18343

 

64 caches within 1 mile

 

These two parks are pretty saturated:

 

Cook County Forest Preserve

 

Busse Forest Preserve

 

Cook County Forest Preserve: 41 caches within 1 mile

 

Busse Forest Preserve: 69 caches within 1 mile

 

City Park in New Orleans has 60 or so caches in the park itself.....hard to find a hole anymore.

 

42 Caches within 1 mile.

 

Lots of areas up and down the CA coast are denser as some of the areas mentioned so far, especially SF Bay area and San Diego.

 

http://www.geocachin...lng=-117.060833

 

79 caches within 1 mile.

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Two parks in RI that can take no more physical caches:

 

Goddard State Park (actually room for one more, that that will be corrected soon :) )

Fort Wetherill

 

Love the last 3 logs on the Goddard one, wave of the future happening right now. :ph34r: The 4th log shows a picture of the tree, Pretty funny looking (and a great spot for a cache).

 

Oh gosh, there's a Town Park about 15 miles from me that we had saturated by like 2007!! Not a huge park, only about 20 caches though, I think. Some have been archived, and new ones added. I think someone could currently squeeze one or two more back in.

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anyone know?

 

Very possibly Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon. I don't believe there is room for even one more cache. The park is totally saturated!!

 

:grin:

 

Oh yeah... the cache: http://coord.info/GC2DZ0V

 

Holy freaking MOC overload, Batman!! What's up with all the MOC's in the area? Never mind, that's another thread. :lol:

 

I've always loved The Watchung Reservation, in Central New Jersey. I'm sure it's not the most saturated, but there's a boatload of caches in this great Park. Including this extremely well done Earthcache although that was placed long after the last time I was there. Just click on the map from there of course, to see how many caches there are.

 

Or, you could try South Mountain Rese4=rvation, in Millburn/Maplewood, NJ. It looks to be 67 caches.

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Mount Douglas Park, Victoria, B.C.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/map/beta/default.aspx?lat=48.493933&lng=-123.3449

 

There are at least 8 caches that are part of multi's that do not show up on the map.

 

And at least 3 caches that are not on the map as they are in the process of being adopted.

 

This is the park where I want to place a cache. :blink:

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A park in Pinellas County FL (lots of caches in the surrounding area as well, not illustrated). The empty space in the middle is a lake, the 2 other land areas that appear to have no caches actually have puzzle solutions, not illustrated so not to spoil.

 

I suspect that there are a lot of parks that look like this in the world now.

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To make things even harder to judge, outside the portland oregon city/suburbs caching comes to a standstill, this is due to the fact Portland is in the middle of a desert.

 

Coldgears I can tell you have never been to Portland. Portland is one of the rainiest cities in the US. There are deserts in eastern and central Oregon but pretty far away from Portland.

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anyone know?

 

Very possibly Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon. I don't believe there is room for even one more cache. The park is totally saturated!!

 

:grin:

 

Oh yeah... the cache: http://coord.info/GC2DZ0V

84 within a mile. Very impressive level of density.

 

Of course, the way I was answering the question was, "Which park", not the "or general area" part.

 

Stop answering the question asked! Silly!

I have a cache in a park that is 50' x 150'. No room for any other caches, so it is 100% saturated. Cannot (under the most recent guidelines) get more densely populated than that.

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I'd throw in the area around West Bend, WI as a contender. They have an annual "Cache Bash" every year in August. I don't remember the number of caches said to be in the area, but it is a lot.

 

http://www.geocachin...8&lng=-88.18343

 

64 caches within 1 mile

 

These two parks are pretty saturated:

 

Cook County Forest Preserve

 

Busse Forest Preserve

 

Cook County Forest Preserve: 41 caches within 1 mile

 

Busse Forest Preserve: 69 caches within 1 mile

 

City Park in New Orleans has 60 or so caches in the park itself.....hard to find a hole anymore.

 

42 Caches within 1 mile.

 

Lots of areas up and down the CA coast are denser as some of the areas mentioned so far, especially SF Bay area and San Diego.

 

http://www.geocachin...lng=-117.060833

 

79 caches within 1 mile.

 

Prague 119 within a mile of the city centre

 

Wellington 84 within a mile of the city centre:

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This is a hard one to answer. In what radius? For example, prague, in the Czech Republic, is EXTREMELY saturated, and has 1311 caches within 5 milessaturated area.

 

Not too uncommon for a European city with many tourists and many local geocachers. Vienna has at least as many around the citre centre and also further outwards the density remains high. The situation would look even much more crowded if one also could see all the intermediate stages of the many multi caches. Sometimes 20 virtual stages (question to answer type) of different caches are within a very small area.

 

Cezanne

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