Owen Park LbNA # 23165
|Placed Date||May 29 2006|
Owen Park Letterbox
** THIS BOX WAS REPORTED AS LOST 6-17-11 **
Time: ½ hour round-trip
Owen Park is located on the west side of Madison. The box is located in a greenway space adjacent to Owen Park, and not technically in the conservation area itself.
Owen Conservation Park is at 6021 Old Sauk Rd. on the west side of Madison.
Start in the parking lot. At the SE side of the parking lot, there are 3 main trail heads heading into the field; you’ll take the right-most trail, which is the “outer loop”. (Note that this trail is *not* one of the ones going into the woods on the west side of the parking lot.)
At the crossroads (with a trail into the woods on the right), continue straight. At the fork, go right. The trail curves around to the left, going through a clearing.
After entering the trees, go right on the first path, then take the path to your left. You’ll follow this path quite a ways.
At the crossroads, go straight, and the path will come alongside a drainage ditch. Look to your left, and you’ll see two large decaying logs. At the far end of the larger one, tucked into the trunk behind a rock, is the box.
To get back:
You can either (1) re-trace your steps and return the way you came, or (2) when you head back on the path and hit the crossroads, take a right and follow a pathway up along the side of the Owen Park conservancy. From that pathway there are several entrances on your left that lead back into Owen Park.