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This is a 2-stage multi-cache hidden near Ceylon Lagoon in Big Foot Beach State Park. The WP is a micro container with the coordinates for the final. The final, which is technically a small cache, has plenty of room for TB’s and trade items. Please do not remove the tag with the coordinates from the WP. As you approach the final, you will find yourself near a fence, which is the border of the park. Please do not cross the fence, as this will take you onto private property. The park gets pretty busy in the summer, so we tried to choose an area that might be “less-traveled” to cut down on the muggle factor. Visitors do need to pay a daily or annual admission fee to enter the park. Big Foot Beach State Park, located on the shore of Geneva Lake, features about 100 campsites, a swimming beach, picnic areas, and over 5 miles of trails for hiking or cross-country skiing in the winter.
Ceylon Lagoon, for which this cache is named, got its name from the fact that much of the park land along with the adjoining Lake Geneva Youth Camp was once part of a lakeshore estate called Ceylon Court. The main home for this estate, which no longer stands on the shoreline, was originally built in Chicago as part of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition. When that event ended, the building was purchased by a Chicago businessman and shipped to the lake in pieces, where it was reassembled on what is now called Maytag Point, named for perhaps the best-known owners of the estate. As you drive along South Shore Drive towards the park entrance, you may notice the Maytag name on the street sign at what once was the entrance to the estate.
Ceylon Lagoon supposedly was created by an early owner of the estate as a place for the children in his family to safely practice their boating skills before venturing out into Geneva Lake. It is said to be the same shape as Geneva Lake itself, but map comparisons we’ve made were inconclusive. Today, many people enjoy fishing in the lagoon.
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Anne Korman-Manager of Big Foot Beach State Park. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at:click here
Note: If you find a PVC tube painted black, THAT IS NOT THE CACHE. It's probably a leftover from a geocaching activity at the Lake Geneva Youth Camp next door. Our container has camo duct tape on it.
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Last Updated: on 5/1/2013 3:18:11 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:18 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum