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South Cedar Natural Area - Linn Parks Challenge

Hidden : 6/9/2014
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


LPC_Challenge photo LPCLogo_zps7293484b.png
What is this all about???
Linn County Conservation wants YOU to visit their parks and find some Geocache's.
Linn County Conservation owns 29 Parks and Recreation areas.
The Linn Parks Challenge will take you to 25 of these 29 Parks and Recreation areas.
(Listed below)
As an extra incentive, if you “find” all of the Geocache's for all 25 locations you will be rewarded with a special collectable trackable Geocaching coin!
Only one special / collectable trackable coin will be given per household.
Coin photo coin-front2_zps8fcf064c.png
How is this accomplished?
Download your “Passport” HERE.
Take this Passport with you when you are seeking these Caches.
Each of these 25 Caches will contain a small brass plate with a 'unique' embossed tag on them.
They also contain a couple crayons in them.
Use the embossed brass plate and the crayon on your 'Passport' to prove that you have found this Cache!
Once your Passport is completed you may claim your special coin at Wickiup Outdoor Learning Center.
N 42° 04.960 W 091° 45.862
(10260 Morris Hills Rd, Toddville, IA 52341)

NOTE: - The "Special" Coin is NOW available!!!
Each Geocaching family / Household will receive a FREE special / Trackable Coin once they have completed the passport.
Other family members (that have completed this Challenge) may purchase a coin for $10.00.
This special coin may NOT be purchased by the general public.

There is not an "end date" for this special and rewarding Linn Parks Challenge.
You have plenty of time to complete this fun and rewarding Geocaching experience.

Abbe Creek School Museum
Buffalo Creek Park
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
Center Point Historic Depot
Chain Lakes Natural Area
Eastern Iowa Observatory & Learning Center
Goose Pond Natural Area
Harold & Ruth Rehrauer Natural Area
Hitaga Sand Ridge Prairie Preserve
Hoover Nature Trail
J. Harold Ennis Preserve
Jay G. Sigmund Memorial Site
Matsell Bridge Natural Area
Morgan Creek Park
North Cedar Natural Area
Palisades-Dows Preserve
Palo Marsh Natural Area
Pinicon Ridge Park
Rock Island Botanical Preserve
South Cedar Natural Area
Squaw Creek Park
Troy Mills River Access
Wakpicada Natural Area
Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Wickiup Hill Natural Area

South Cedar Natural Area


This 162 acre natural area is located along the Cedar River southeast of Cedar Rapids.
Severely damaged during the 2008 flood, access to the primitive camping area of the park was closed, as was use of the original boat ramp in the area.
While closed to vehicles, this area of the park is still open to hiking, fishing, etc.
The newer public boat ramp, with adjacent parking has been repaired and reopened.
All 162 acres are open to hunting during season.

For hunting rules and regulations, please visit the Iowa DNR website.
Location
The South Cedar Natural Area is located near S Cedar Park Lane and Cedar Park Road in Mount Vernon.
Operating Hours & Seasons
Park hours are 4:00 AM - 10:30 PM, April - November.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum