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High Cliff State Park: WGA State Park Series

Hidden : 9/1/2013
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Welcome to High Cliff State Park. This geocache has been hidden as a part of the Wisconsin Geocaching Association's State Park series and is hidden just off the Forest Management Trail on the northern end of the park.




HIGH CLIFF STATE PARK

The land for High Cliff State Park was purchased by Wisconsin in 1956 and opened the park in 1957. Even before High Cliff became a state park, the land had a rich natural and cultural history. It is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest lake. Its name comes from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, which parallels the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago.

The magnificent 12-foot statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird, standing high on a huge granite rock, overlooks the lake and is a popular destination in the park. From the vantage point of the limestone cliffs and even further above on the Lookout Tower in the Upper Park, visitors can see for more than 30 miles to the north, west, and south.

High Cliff State Park requires a fee to get in and enjoy the park. It is $7 per day or $25 for an annual pass for Wisconsin residents. Please visit here for the current fee schedule: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/admission.html

This region is right in the middle of our state, easy to get to from everywhere else. Its biome is sand plains and prairie. The landscape was largely shaped when it sat at the bottom of huge Glacial Lake Wisconsin, which left behind sandy soils and a fairly flat landscape.  One still can find eroded sandstone buttes, believed to have been islands during this time period, and certainly striking features as one travels through the region.  There are scattered mixed hardwoods and pine plantations, as well as large areas of wetlands and grasslands. Prairie Chickens do their spring dances in this region. The threatened Karner Blue Butterflies live here, as do river otters. Timber Wolves have reached their southern range in this biome.

 

WISCONSIN GEOCACHING ASSOCIATION

The Wisconsin Geocaching Association (WGA) is a group of geocachers dedicated to promoting and protecting geocaching within the state of Wisconsin. The WGA organizes geocaching events, works with land owners/managers on geocaching policies, educates the public at large about geocaching, and facilitates communication between WGA members. To learn more about the WGA visit: www.wi-geocaching.com

2013 kicks off the beginning of the Wisconsin Geocaching Association State Parks series. It is our goal to place a geocache in every state park in the state of Wisconsin so watch out for more in this series that encourages geocachers to explore the natural resources in this beautiful state of ours.

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Cynthia Mueller
park manager of High Cliff State Park. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: http://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/forms/2500/2500-118.pdf

 

 

This a WGA STATE PARK SERIES geocache:

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum