Middle TN has a wealth of geocaches. Searching a swath as small as .5 mile from any of the three interstates running through Nashville turns up literally hundreds of caches, many of which can be done in only minutes from the interstate. This doesn't try to list those. This list is an attempt to enumerate simply the rest area caches.
I-24 NorthWest of Clarksville to the GA state line. Southpaw's "Park & Rides" along the way are good substitutes.
I-40 from West of Memphis to the East side of Knoxville.
I59 in Alabama and Georgia.
I-65 from Louisville,KY through Nashville to the AL state line.
I-75 North of Knoxville to the Kentucky state line
I-81 from Bristol to intersection of I-40 east of Knoxville:
I40 GC1234 Go West Young Man GC4321 Eastbound and downTo add a new interstate or region, include a brief textual description of the road you're adding, the range you're covering, and a list of the caches in that same format. Submit change request
Now that GPSBabel has the ability to find waypoints along a route, I really
should respin the whole thing to build one honkin' huge pocket query of TN
and use Delorme to lay a route along every interstate, then do something
gpsbabel -i gpx -f tn.gpx -x arc,file=i65,distance=500f -o s_and_t ...
The problem with that it that it gets caches that aren't rest area caches
but that are close to the interstate and would drop a rest area cache that
happens to be 501 feet off the ramp. So I don't know that additional automation
in this case is really any better...
I don't plan to maintain this file by myself. If you know of additions or
deletions, please let me know via email. Include the data in the same format
as you see on the page.
This page last modified January 16, 2012