Pinicon Campground Overlook ___ ___
This is the September cache celebrating the Linn County Conservation's 50th Anniversary activities
In 2008, the Linn County Conservation Board will celebrate 50 years of service to Linn County residents. A yearlong celebration is planned to highlight all the outdoor recreation opportunities available right here in Linn County. In celebration of Linn County Conservation's 50th Anniversary there will be 50 GeoCaches placed within various parks and recreation areas in the next year. Some of the caches will reveal a "clue" that will enable you to be eligible for a special prize drawing at the end of the season (December 2008).There is one featured cache each month.
This is not a featured cache.
Additional information can be obtained from the Linn County Parks Website and the Iowa Geocachers Website.
This 865-acre park is a heavily used Linn County park. Even before it was a park, this area was admired for its scenic, natural beauty. The heavily wooded hills and valleys are divided by the Wapsipinicon River. The park is home to an abundance of native plants and animals including deer, wild turkey, squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, numerous songbirds and a wide variety of wild flowers. Beginning as primarily a rural picnic ground, Pinicon Ridge Park has developed into a modern recreation area. Facilities include a wildlife display area, an observation tower, picnic sites, playground equipment, boat ramp, paddleboat & canoe rental, sledding hill, several hiking trails, day-use lodges, shelters, numerous campsites and overnight cabins. The Pinicon Ridge Park dam on the Wapsipinicon River provides a 65-acre impoundment for water recreation.
You are looking for an ammo can and it is very easy to find but be careful of the dropoff nearby. It is just a short walk from the parking area. There is no hunting allowed in this area so it should be safe all year around. Be sure to do the other LCC cache located in this park.