Camp San Saba LbNA # 45358
|Placed Date||Jan 17 2009|
|Location||Fort McKavett, TX|
|Last Update||Jan 14 2012|
*** Part of my TX Wildlife Trail Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
Originally called Camp San Saba because it overlooks the headwaters of the San Saba River Valley, Fort McKavett State Historic Site was established by five companies of the Eighth Infantry in March 1852 to protect frontier settlers and travelers on Upper El Paso Road. The camp was later renamed for Capt. Henry McKavett, killed at the battle of Monterey on Sept. 21, 1846. Attractions include 25 restored historical buildings, an interpretive center, bookstore, and living history programs. It is also part of the San Saba Loop described on the Heart Of Texas Wildlife Trail - West map. The park’s open fields provide good viewing habitat for many types of birds and other animals.
From Menard, take US 190 West 16.4 miles. Turn south on FM 864 and go 6.1 miles to park entrance on the right. Park and walk to the Visitor Center to pay and get a map.
After touring the fort, walk to the picnic area near the parking lot and find the trail to the Rock Quarry. After about 200 yards you will arrive at the Quarry on the right. Walk counter-clockwise around the top of the Quarry about 40 steps to a medium tree surrounded by cactus plants. The microbox is on the back side under rocks and leaves. Please rehide well.