Annual Roseburg treasure hunt set for this weekend

Annual Roseburg treasure hunt set for this weekend

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- If you want to go on a treasure hunt and get to know Roseburg, you're in luck.

The third annual geocaching series is taking place this weekend.

Participants are given passports and geographical locations that will lead them to different areas throughout the town.

Organizers say it's a fun, family friendly way to explore your own backyard, and it also brings a boost to the local economy.

Val Ligon, the Roseburg Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator says it also boosts tourism. "It does bring a lot of people to the area," she said. "The last couple of years we've had over 100 people, and probably 70 to 80 percent are brought in from all over."

You can pick up your passport this Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Econolodge on Edenbower Boulevard.

If you can't make it on Saturday, you're not out of luck: passports can be picked up or returned to the Roseburg City Hall during regular business hours.

There are limited edition coins for the first 200 participants to finish this year's geocaching series.