Over the River and Thru the Woods  LbNA # 2896

Placed DateJan 21 2003
LocationSpotsylvania, VA
Found By Merlin and Ardea
Last Found Oct 21 2012
Hike Distance?

Over the River and Thru the Woods
Placed: 1/21/03

Adopted by Scarab of the Doubtful Guests until placer's return.

County: Spotsylvania
Place: Lake Anna State Park
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Distance: .8 miles beginning to end
Placed by: Happy and Joy (AKA Corki and Blanche) of the Lake Anna Womyn

Directions to Lake Anna State Park, Spotsylvania, Virginia - I-95 to exit 118 (Thornburg) head west. You will be on Rt. 606 which will turn into Rt. 208 (Courthouse Rd.) at the Snell stoplight. Pay careful attention to the Rt. 208 signs - there is a left hand turn that you must make or you will end up in the middle of nowhere. Follow the signs to the State Park. At Rt. 601 (Lawyers Rd.) turn right. The State Park will be on your right. Make sure you stop to get the map of the park or you will never get the clues.

To start off, follow the northern neck of the orange trail. Cross over the road - be careful, it can be deceiving! Follow to the open area - you will see the concession stands and the bathrooms. Walk along to the right following the tree line down to the lake. Pick up the elfin trail once you cross the troll's hiding place. Follow the trail along the lake. Look for the blue coconut hanging in a tree to your right. No guarantees that it will stay there long - someone will more than likely spot it and carry it somewhere else. Continue until you see a yellow State Park Boundary Marker on a tree to your right. Do an about face. If it were twilight time you would probably see a gorgeous sunset. Take the left turn at 270 degrees. Follow this to the wooden bridge. While facing the bridge do another about face. Look for the mountain laurel on the right. Right up from there, look for the box at the base of the tri tree - will be on your right.