It Is What It Is LbNA # 22001
|Placed Date||May 7 2006|
|Found By||Open Space|
|Last Update||Nov 20 2011|
Located just outside the city limits of Coldspring, Double Lake, built in 1937 by the CCC and covering approximately 28 acres, offers a little of everything including camping, fishing, and picnicking. Take the time to walk the 1 ½ mile trail around this beautiful lake. There is also an 8 mile mountain bike trail in the park. If you can come during the week, you may have the park to yourself, but it can get busy on weekends.
This letterbox is located at Double Lake Recreation Area in the Sam Houston National Forest near the town of Coldspring. From Houston, take Highway 59 to Cleveland. Take the Coldspring exit to County Road 2025 and go north about 16 miles and look for the park entrance on your right. Go to the entry booth and pay the $5.00 day use fee. There are at least four other letterboxes in this park, so for your fee you will get to do a lot of boxing in a very nice setting. Those four, plus this one, were each placed by a different boxer. A lot of thought and work went into those other boxes; . . . this one . . . well, it is what it is.
Proceed from the entry booth, bearing right at the intersection, until you reach the parking area. Head toward the swimming area, designated by the yellow buoys. Take the paved path, taking note of the canoes on your left. Cross the dam, pausing to admire the lake view. After passing over the bridge which crosses the spillway, you will have walked about ¼ mile. From the end of the dam, take the Lakeshore Trail to the left, past the picnic area. When you cross a small footbridge, the trail will turn sharply left. At that point you will come to a trail junction. Take the trail to the right, which leads to the RV parking area. After you turn, you will see a large downed tree off the trail on the left. From the intersection, take 35 steps to a large Loblolly Pine on your right. Look 90 degrees to the right for another pine about 16 steps off the trail. It has a small but tall tree growing directly in front of it. On the backside of that tree you will find what you're looking for. It is what it is.