Disc Golf & Geocaching in West Branch

Family-fun experiences that anyone can enjoy in Ogemaw County!

Even if you don’t have a boat or ATV to bring with you to West Branch, we have plenty of great outdoor activities to get the whole family involved. Two of the easiest activities to get involved with include geocaching and disc golf! Best yet, both disc golf and geocaching are pet-friendly too!

Disc golf combines the challenge of golf with the accessibility of frisbee discs to create a fun casual sport that any age can participate in! Various discs are used for different distances, and can be found at various sporting goods stores.

Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online. Get started geocaching by creating an account here

O R B GeoTour

Prizes and Rules


  • Geocachers who fill in at least 28 code words
    and submit their completed passport are
    eligible to receive an O R B GeoTour geocoin
    (while supplies last).
  • You must sign the physical cache log for each
    geocache find and record your findings on
    geocaching.com to be eligible.
  • There are a total of 30 caches in the Tour.
    Find at least 28 caches to get a Coin, 30 to get
    a digital souvenir.
  • Passport must be completed with code words
    and filled survey to receive official ORB
    GeoTour coin.
Submit completed passport to:
Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau
PO Box 1
Houghton Lake MI 48629
– or –
West Branch Visitor Bureau
422 W Houghton Ave
West Branch MI 48661
(you may also stop here during office hours)


Area Spotlight: Irons Park

Come try geocaching today!

Irons Park is our local park in Downtown West Branch. The charming park is full of amenities like a children’s playground and public tennis and basketball courts, but it is also one of the best places in West Branch to find hidden geocaches! Make sure to visit Irons Park if you’re interested in geocaching during your visit.

Area Spotlight: West Branch Disc Golf Course

Test your aim on 18 holes.

Located in the Ogemaw Hills, West Branch’s disc golf course features 18 holes alongside Rifle Creek. The river even acts as a natural water hazard on four holes on the course, so be careful not to lose a disc!

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Irons Park

Come Enjoy the Beauty of West Branch!