Celebrate State Parks' birthday with an 'Adventure!'
Try a fun, new way to explore your state parks with the Geocaching Adventure Lab app!
March 15, 2021
What is an Adventure Lab?
Adventure Lab is a free location-based digital treasure hunt. It’s fun for all ages and a great activity for social distancing. Designed similar to existing geocaching activities, these Adventures will guide you throughout 10 Washington state parks in Island county as you solve questions using physical features within the landscape.
With this new kind of interactive experience, you can safely discover the world around you while touching only your mobile phone.
Sounds cool! But where do I start?
To begin an Adventure, download the official app for your iPhone or Android phone. From the app, scroll down to the parks listed further down this page. Each park link takes you to a QR code, where you can then use your phone’s native QR code scanner to open the Adventure in the Adventure Lab mobile app.
Signing up is simple. You can create an account for free in a matter of minutes. The app will then guide you through the process of finding clues, solving puzzles and completing Adventures one location at a time.
And yes, you do have to be at an actual park to participate!
Once you have figured out the answers to all the locations at a given park, you will have completed an Adventure!
What do I win if I complete all 10 Island parks Adventures?
The satisfaction of finishing the game, as well as time spent outside.
These Adventures are a great way for you and your family to experience each participating park. Keep in mind, there is no time limit, and you can come back on another day to finish the experience if your visit is cut short.
Visit the southernmost point on Whidbey Island where you will learn about ecosystems and see views of Puget sound.
How many of these parks do you plan to visit?
For the extra adventurous, try visiting all 10 state parks on Whidbey and Camano Islands over the course of a weekend!
Note: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle entry into all Washington state parks. Day passes are $10 and annual passes are $30. Passes can be purchased in a park at either a self-service kiosk or a welcome center. They also can be purchased online. (Transaction fees may apply.)
March 19 is a free day, in celebration of our birthday. No Discover Pass is required on this day.