Yes, this cache is in the middle of a marsh. No, you will not have to get your feet wet. Seeking this cache will take you on a comfortable little tour of a wetland where waterfowl abound. You won't be disturbing them, they'll pretty much ignore you and you can watch them close up. Kids will love it. Dogs too. It's also wheelchair accessible, so it's a nice place for those whose physical limitations prevent them from seeking many caches. This is a cache that nearly everyone can enjoy!
During the tourist season this area can have a lot of traffic, so I've made it a quick and easy find if you read the clue. You could grab this cache unnoticed whilst standing amongst muggles; just say, "What kind of duck is that?" and point away from the cache. In the off season you can have the area to yourself.
This is intended to be a zero-impact cache (you'll see why) and in keeping within that theme, the cache is held in place magnetically (yes, there's a minor magnetic anomaly present). The container is a small plastic Penzy's spice jar with a magnet affixed to the inside bottom. There are only a few places where it will adhere, only one of which is completely hidden from view. Please take care to replace it exactly as you found it and check that it can't be seen from above.
Update 1/4/05: The old log sheet has been replaced with a new one for 2005.
Update 1/29/06: The log sheet has been replaced with a new one for 2006
Update 9/25/06: This cache was placed prior to the new rule requiring cache notification forms for caches on WDNR properties. It has since been approved by the park superintendent, Jim Buchholz. The Cache Placement Form 2500-118 was submitted and signed. We thank the staff for their help and cooperation.
For detailed information regarding hiding caches in Wisconsin and the new rules for WDNR managed properties, please visit the WGA website page by clicking the image below: