Pinicon Ridge Cabins Cache______
This is a March cache celebrating the Linn County Conservation's 50th Anniversary activities
In 2008, the Linn County Conservation Board will celebrate 50 years of service to Linn County residents. A yearlong celebration is planned to highlight all the outdoor recreation opportunities available right here in Linn County. In celebration of Linn County Conservation's 50th Anniversary there will be 50 GeoCaches placed within various parks and recreation areas in the next year. Some of the caches will reveal a "clue" that will enable you to be eligible for a special prize drawing at the end of the season (December 2008).There is one featured cache each month.
This is not a featured cache.
This cache is located in the campground part of the park and is closed in the Winter. Access and parking is limited in the winter months. Only limited parking is available at PK1. Please do not block the rangers drive way. There is plenty of parking at PK2. Both will require a longer walk that is required in the summer months. The park is closed from 10:30 pm until 4:00 am.
Additional information can be obtained from the Linn County Parks Website and the Iowa Geocachers Website.
Four modern cabins are available for rental at Pinicon Ridge Park. These cabins are found in a fairly isolated location and provide a great view of the river and river valley.The cache is located near the cabins but in a location that will not require you to disturb the occupants of the cabins.Located in this same area is the Plains Campground which provides camping spots for tent campers.Access to the cache is from the north side of the river.The cache is a regular sized cache.It is started with some travel bugs and the usual trading items.
All four cabins at Pinicon Ridge Park have the following amenities: heat and air conditioning; dinette table and four chairs; microwave and small refrigerator; bunk beds; large covered deck; picnic table & fire ring; refuse container and cleaning supplies. The three larger cabins (Pintail, Bob White & Aspen) also provide these upgrades: full kitchenette with cook top or range (Pintail), sink, countertop & cupboards; full-sized futon sleeper and a full bathroom with shower. Capacities for these cabins are: Pintail - 8, Bob White - 6, Aspen - 6, and River Otter - 6. Cabins may be reserved up to one year in advance. A two-night minimum is observed - 3 nights on holidays or holiday weekends. These cabins are located in the Plains Campground area of the park.