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You have reached the homepage of the Michigan Geocaching Organization (MiGO). The purpose of our organization is to promote the sport of Geocaching in Michigan via improved communications and to provide information to the public about our activities and the sport of geocaching. Please spend some time on our site. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or visit for more details.

Join MiGO Today! Membership gives you many benefits. MiGO is one of the oldest and most respected Geocaching organizations in the country. Since our inception in April, 2002 we have grown both in size and stature. In 2007 we were granted an organizational land use permit by the Michigan DNR. This permit enables MiGO  members to place caches on permitted DNR lands, with the appropriate permit where required, at no fee. This is just one of the many benefits of your membership. You'll also become part of a local and tight-knit Geocaching community with an active interest in caching in our state. Members have access to our forums and are encouraged to participate.  We also have a very active Facebook Group which is a great place to meet cachers and learn the game.

To Join, renew or upgrade your membership, pull down the Membership Menu.


  Congratulations to Jeff Clark for winning the Lighthouse Hiders contest!

MiGO Alphabet City Soup

How many cities have you visited in Michigan (or in your home state)? This contest can be played anywhere, but the point system is based upon Michigan cities, townships, and villages (collectively referred to as “cities”), of which there are 1773. It does NOT include Census Designated Places (CDPs), so plan wisely. A list of places (Michigan) has been included so you can plan accordingly. You will earn points based upon the number of locations that begin with each letter of the alphabet (X excluded). All players will have the same card.

The contest runs from June 16th, 2024, to July 31st, 2024. Click here for more information:

MiGO Alphabet City Soup

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ORB GeoTour Award

The ORB GeoTour won one of four awards for Innovative Tourism Collaboration at the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Kalamazoo. The GeoTour was a collaboration between the Houghton Lake Tourism Bureau, led by Theresa Ekdom, the West Branch Visitors Bureau, led by Heather Neuhaus, and was assisted by a MiGO team consisting of Mike Petrucha, Tim Green, Tom Skelton and Kevin Springsteen.

The GeoTour launched May 20th 2023 and has been very popular. Caches were supplied by area students and MiGO members. For more information, please see:

Visit Houghton Lake
Visit West Branch

A New Long-Term Challenge 

A really BIG Challenge for everyone!  This is not a contest.  Everyone can qualify for a reward, not to mention bragging rights!  
The challenge is a multi-year commitment by the MiGO Challenge Committee, EC and Board.  Can you cover half of the state (Bronze), three quarters of the state (Silver) or the entire state, (Gold), finding an assortment of geocache types in 42, 63 or 83 counties.  Who will top the leaderboard out of the gate?  Who will be the first to claim a prize?  Who will be first to reach for the Gold?

Check your progress here: Checker


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February 13th, 2024

7866 Favorite Points

54,676 finds by

9,265 cachers
17 countries

Still Going Strong

Running through 9/24/24

DNR Centennial Geocache Trail -
Trust the Tradition


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is celebrating its Centennial year in 2021. Jay's Sporting Goods is celebreating their 50th anniversary.  To celebrate, The DNR is partnering with Jay's Sporting Goods with help from MiGO putting together a geocache trail (not a GeoTour) of fifty caches in four regions of Michigan, one region at a time.  Jay's is supplying the actual geocaches that will be hidden with our assistance.  Search the state for caches named "DNR TTT - Adventure" in their name.

We want to recognize the following cachers for stepping up to help.  Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple sites:

2277, aghudley, Bainers1103, bgscrabble, ccsquire, Cinamuck, coolmamaof5, DanTMan&Co (2), Gdpunkgirl73, Grayseelou' HelloLola, iatsemedic, IFollowRoads, K&A Enterprises (2), kirtlandii (2), kitedancer, LiteOnCache, Loumiester, Mermaidsh, Piperollie1, Pirate Sunflower (3), Ranger4+1, redwings01win, SeasonsGuide (3). Stuffedcabbage, Team Nix (2), The Macho Homemaker, theworldisoutthere (5), TJPost (2), Traveling Dave, usyoopers (5), Ypsimom (2).

We would also like to recognize the following additional cachers who volunteered as backupsfor the primary hiders:

beenhere, DirtBikeGranny, epoch13, Working4Cache

Thank you all so much for helping bring this joint effort to fruition.  

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Promote MiGO on your Geocache Page


MiGO members are encouraged to identify geocaches as being owned by a MiGO Member. We have had a page containing sample logos and other graphics for MiGO Cache Owners to include on their own cache pages.


Add a MiGO Logo to your cache page


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