Woodford Island Cache #12
In Iowa, United States
How Geocaching Works
This will be tough to find because the island likes to scramble your location.
If you take something, please leave something water related.
This cache is on Woodford Island, which about 100 yards off the southern shore of Clear Lake. During the summer, you should be able to wade/swim out, and during the winter you can probably cross over on the ice. If you take a boat, please be careful of the rocks near the island. While there, look for the remains of the Island House Hotel, which burned in 1870, on the eastern end of the island.
About Woodford Island
1870 - Island House Hotel built
1875 - The hotel burned, was rebuilt, and burned again
1897 - The island was purchased by Clear Lake lumberman C.R. Woodford, who built a summer house there
1953 - The summer house was removed
1971 - The island was donated to the State by the Woodford-Ashland family
Other caches in the Clear Lake area:
Pine Tree Park #48
The Day the Music Died
Seawall At The Lake #49
McIntosh Woods Cache
Lone Point Treasure
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Last Updated: on 12/30/2012 1:31:13 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (9:31 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum