Dragon by the Lake LbNA # 22902 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jun 11 2006|
|Last Found||May 13 2010|
REPORTED AS MISSING
Risk: low (occasional poison ivy, bugs, etc)
Difficulty: easy (drive-by)
Visibility: probably low, usually
From Nacogdoches, take Hwy 225 west towards Lake Nacogdoches. As you go under Loop 224, take note of the odometer reading, if you want. It is approximately 8 miles from the loop to the turn off the highway.
Keep an eye out for the signs about Lake Nacogdoches. The first sign says Lake Nacogdoches EAST Park, but you should keep going a little bit further down the road. Turn in at the Scenic Overlook. The sign for this is angled for drivers coming towards Nacogdoches, so it is easy to miss if you are coming from Nac. Another landmark is the Yakofritz Landing store -- the Scenic Overlook is about one mile after that store. Turn right at the Scenic Overlook sign and park there.
Cross the bridge into the woods, then follow the trail to the right, about 15 steps from the bridge, to a big pine tree on the left side of the trail. Then go 10 more steps down the trail. Look into the woods on your left and you’ll see another medium-large tree a little ways into the woods. The box is at the base of that tree.
You can take the box back to the scenic overlook for stamping in. There is a bench and a trash can there, so you can throw away any trash you may have picked up along the trail.
And then, replace box carefully and have fun with the rest of your day! : ) I am not able to check on this box very often, so please take an extra moment to rehide carefully. Thank you.
The "Peace Now" letterbox is also located on this trail.
When you return to your car, if you go further down the road another mile or so, you'll get to the sign for Lake Nacogdoches WEST park. That area has many nice picnic tables, some pretty good playground equipment, and bathrooms that are usually in pretty good shape. Overall, a great place to have a picnic before or after hunting for the box. If you continue on the road down the hill, you will arrive at the parking area for the swimming area of the lake and a pier for fishing and a boat ramp, too. So those might be other activities to include in your day. Swimming area is roped off, but there are no lifeguards – swim at your own risk.
Thanks for looking!