Bog Bandit LbNA # 27250
|Placed Date||Nov 19 2006|
|Last Update||Oct 20 2013|
*** Part of my TX Wildlife Trail Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: brown & black
Fort Boggy State Park is the site of a fort built in 1840 by settlers needing protection from Indians, and was so named because of its proximity to Boggy Creek. Though the fort no longer exists, the park now has a beach swimming area and 2 hiking/mountain bike/nature trails. It is also part of the Big Woods Loop described on the Prairies & Pineywoods Wildlife Trail - West map. The abundant wildlife includes deer, squirrels, foxes, beavers and raccoons. As every camper knows, raccoons will steal anything they can get their hands on, but hopefully they will leave their namesake box alone!
From I45 in Centerville, Exit 164 and go east 0.4 miles on Hwy 7, then south on Hwy 75 for 4.9 miles to Fort Boggy SP on the right. Or from I45 in Leona take Exit 156 and go east on Hwy 977 for 0.7 miles, then go north on Hwy 75 for 2.3 miles to the park on the left. No fee, so drive to lake, turning right instead of heading to boat ramp, and going past picnic pavilion to parking area by Nature Hike & Bike Trail.
Walk on the trail about 100 yards to a junction and turn left. Go another 100 yards to a point a little before the trail bends to the right. Turn left and walk about 22 steps off trail into a small clearing in the woods. Turn right and walk about 8 steps to a medium size oak tree. Camo minibox is hanging on the back side about 4 feet off the ground. Please rehang in this spot.