PLEASE REPLACE CACHE AS YOU FOUND IT
ALSO MUST BE VERY STEALTHY WHEN LOOKING FOR CACHE THIS IS A VERY HIGH MUGGLE AREA
This is the heart of the Midwest, we are in the Heartland of the United States. This is Iowa, actually Jones County Iowa. We are located 30 miles east of Cedar Rapids, 45 miles northeast of Iowa City, 50 miles south west of Dubuque, and 70 miles north west of the Quad Cites. So you could say we are the hub of East Central Iowa. You don' t have to travel far to feel like you're worlds away. Jones County's pristine prairies, campsites, hiking trails, scenic byways and friendly small towns are just a few minutes drive out of city traffic. After a perfect sun-filled day, enjoy patio fine dining or roast marshmallows by campfire. Relax in the comfort of a cozy cabin or quaint B&B. Jones County is likely to become your best-loved getaway. And you may not want to leave! See what Grant Wood country is all about. Come visit us in Jones County Iowa
Anamosa, Iowa is nestled near the Wapsipinicon River in Jones County. Anamosa is the Jones County Seat. Anamosa has a population of 5,533. Anamosa is home to one of the most beautiful state parks along the Wapsipinicon River. Anamosa offers an abundance of recreation opportunities including walking, fishing, golfing, skating and biking by way of our many beautiful community parks and the Wapsi River. Our community is adorned with wonderful architecture, which homeowners and shopkeepers take pride in keeping beautiful. Enjoy our Grant Wood Art Festival each year in June and the annual Anamosa Pumpkinfest, which is held the first Saturday in October.
Anamosa State Penitentiary:
The Anamosa State Penitentiary (ASP) is a maximum/medium security institution that currently houses over 1,150 offenders. Programs are offered which provide opportunities to acquire academic and vocational skills. Through a contract with Kirkwood Community College, offenders may pursue educational opportunities to include adult literacy, earning a GED, or taking classes leading to an Associate of Arts degree. Iowa Prison Industries offers a variety of job skills training in its License Plates, Custom Woodworking, Braille Transcription, Graphic Arts, Metal Furniture, Sign, Cleaning Products, Warehouse and Farming operations. Offenders with substance abuse problems may participate in a substance abuse program licensed by the Department of Public Health, and the counseling staff conducts other specialized treatment groups. The Luster Heights Work Camp is a satellite facility under the control of ASP. The facility houses 85 offenders and is located in the Yellow River State Forest in northeast Iowa (Allamakee County). The camp also offers a substance abuse program licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Offenders assigned to this facility work for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in the forest and for several communities in the area. In addition, they work on community service projects in the camp.
For more on geocaching in Iowa, visit the Iowa Geocachers Organization home page.