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Traditional Geocache

Woodford Island Cache #12

A cache by Charles City Biker Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/24/2007
In Iowa, United States
2.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This will be tough to find because the island likes to scramble your location.

If you take something, please leave something water related.


This cache is on Woodford Island, which about 100 yards off the southern shore of Clear Lake. During the summer, you should be able to wade/swim out, and during the winter you can probably cross over on the ice. If you take a boat, please be careful of the rocks near the island. While there, look for the remains of the Island House Hotel, which burned in 1870, on the eastern end of the island.

About Woodford Island


1870 - Island House Hotel built
1875 - The hotel burned, was rebuilt, and burned again
1897 - The island was purchased by Clear Lake lumberman C.R. Woodford, who built a summer house there
1953 - The summer house was removed
1971 - The island was donated to the State by the Woodford-Ashland family



Other caches in the Clear Lake area:
Pine Tree Park #48
The Day the Music Died
Seawall At The Lake #49
McIntosh Woods Cache
Lone Point Treasure

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre n fyno bs przrag arne n ubyr va gur tebhaq

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



48 Logged Visits

Found it 30     Didn't find it 10     Write note 2     Needs Archived 2     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 2     Owner Maintenance 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 8/2/2015 9:15:39 PM Pacific Daylight Time (4:15 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum