Jones State Forest – November 2023

Race day registrations are limited to maps on hand.  Maps are printed based on “online” registration numbers.



Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 8:00 PM Registration and Payment Deadline

Friday, 17 November 2023, 5:00 PM Waivers Submittal Deadline

Saturday, 18 November 2023
8:00 am Registration Check-In Opens
9:15 am Beginner Orienteering Class
9:50 am Registration Closes
10:00 am First Start


Type Standard Point-To-Point Courses
Courses Available – White, Yellow, Orange, Black
Course Time Limit – 3 hours
Map – 1:10,000, 2.5-meter contour interval

Terrain – A moderately dense network of trails and forest roads in forested terrain with slight elevation.  The woods vary from being very dense to quite open.  Water pools significantly in this terrain so a change of shoes and socks is recommended.


  • Competitive Orienteers are required to use E-Punch (SI Card) and are eligible for medals
  • Recreational/Map Hikers are NOT required to use E-Punch and are NOT eligible for medals
  • If you do not have an E-Punch, HOC rentals may be available for $5
  • Individuals and groups will be asked to leave a driver’s license with the Registrar as a deposit for the rented E-punches
  • $30 Replacement fee for rented punches not returned
  • For more information or to make an E-Punch purchase, contact the website
LOCATION (Google Map) – WG Jones State Forest, Conroe, TX
PARKING AND MEET HEADQUARTERS – See map at the bottom of this page 


  E-Punch Own E-Punch Rent      
Competitor 10 15      
Rec/Map Hike 5 10      



We use an online registration system for our entries.  (Tutorials below)



  • Payment/Refund Policy: Please read
  • Pay online with Credit Card or PayPal account (if making a payment for a group “Name associated with payment” is the group name)
  • Checks must be received by 11/15/2023. Normal mailing by 11/10/2023 from the Houston area will get to the destination by 11/15/2023
  • Mail checks payable to Houston Orienteering Club, c/o Nancy Niemann, 11 Paradise Trl, Coldspring, TX 77331
  • No payments will be accepted at the event.


Every participant must have a completed waiver prior to competing.  If the participant is under 18, the waiver must be signed by their parent or legal guardian. 
  • Have all waivers completed and signed
  • Scan all waivers into a single PDF and upload the file to Jones Forest Waivers
  • Under Drive click on + New then select File/Folder upload
  • Waivers can be emailed to the registrar at
Issues or Questions? Fill out our contact form and we’ll help you.