Seen Sasquatch? Scavenger hunt to spot Sasquatch held at Forsyth County parks

Kimberly Bond
Could Bigfoot be lurking in the woods behind the Chattahoochee Point playground?Photo byForsyth County Parks and Recreation

(Forsyth County, GA) Have you heard the legend of the Sasquatch? Also sometimes called Bigfoot, Sasquatch is said to be a large, hairy human-like creature that lurks in woods and forests. But blurry photographs, questionable footprints, and stray tufts of hair are all that has ever been found of this baffling beast.

Much like the Abominable Snowman or Yeti of the Himalayas, Sasquatch is a type of cryptid – a creature that has been claimed, but not proven, to exist. Along with tales of the chupacabra and the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch stories are told around shadowy campfires and at late-night sleepovers for low-key scary fun.

Apart from a few cryptozoologists, most people believe the mysterious tales of Sasquatch are mere fiction. But recently, Sasquatch has been spotted right here in Forsyth County.
Scan the QR code to access a map of local Sasquatch sightings.Photo byForsyth County Parks and Recreation

Thanks to the Forsyth County Parks and Rec Department, we can break out of the winter doldrums and go Squatchin’. From February 1-28, residents can participate in a scavenger hunt to find six hidden Sasquatch locations at parks and trails throughout the County.

Sightings have been reported at Haw Creek Park, Charleston Park, Matt Community Park, Chattahoochee Pointe, Sawnee Mountain Preserve, and along the Big Creek Greenway. If you haven’t explored some of these great Forsyth County spots, searching for Sasquatch is the perfect opportunity to try them out.
How many Sasquatch sightings can you make this month?Photo byForsyth County Parks and Recreation

If you spot the mysterious monster, snap the best non-blurry picture you can, upload it to social media, and tag it with #GoneSquatchinFOCO and #theTrailsofFOCOSasquatch.

Monster hunting not your thing? You could try getting involved in one of the Parks and Rec Department’s other winter activities like the Cupid’s Crew drive. From now until February 10, you can donate items at any County Recreation Center to share some Valentine’s Day love with local senior living residents. Suggested items include fuzzy socks, lip balm, puzzles, candy, and cards. If you want to try something more athletic, sign up for one of the upcoming spring adult softball leagues or register for the first Rec & Run 5K and Fun Run at Chattahoochee Point on Saturday, March 18.
Share the love with a senior citizen this Valentine's Day season by making a donation to Cupid's Crew.Photo byForsyth County Parks and Recreation

You can find more information about these and many other upcoming events and activities at the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation website or on the official Facebook page.

Have you spotted Sasquatch yet? Comment below or email to let us know.

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Cumming, GA

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