Good Luck  LbNA # 13780

Placed DateMar 13 2005
CountyFort Bend
LocationNeedville, TX
Found By Stepping By Faith
Last Found May 4 2013
Hike Distance?

Tired of bad luck? Improve your fortune by finding the Good Luck Box, located near Horseshoe Lake at Brazos Bend State Park. Thanks to the Second Annual Texas Letterboxing Rodeo Event on March 19th, there are lots of other boxes at the park with directions, so I’ll spare the space here. We always take the marked exit off of 59 south from Houston and follow the directions to the park. Take Park Road 72 into the park. At the junction just past the visitor's center, continue straight (the campground is to the right) into the Elm Lake Area. Head all the way to the end of this area, where there is a parking lot and a trailhead sign.

From the trailhead parking lot, head down the trail to the west. At the junction of Horseshoe Lake Trail and Elm Lake, take the Horseshoe Lake Trail to the right. At the junction of the Horseshoe Loop trail, go to the right, following alongside New Horseshoe Lake.

Just past the point where the trail begins to separate from the lake (150 steps past the last bench on your right), you should see a fallen down, decomposing tree to your left. From this point, go 180 more steps down the Horseshoe Trail. There should be a medium-sized tree to the right immediately off the trail. This point is right before the trail starts to curve west. To your left should be a large oak 10 steps off the trail. From this large oak, there is another monster oak 20 steps further. The Good Luck Box is hiding behind this second oak, on top of its roots wedged between the large tree and another, smaller tree, covered with sticks and leaves.

Please use the normal precautions. This park has venomous snakes and poisonous spiders, so you’ll want to make sure the coast is clear before pulling out the box. As always, rehide better than you found it. And need we say it? Good Luck!