Slots of fun LbNA # 60952
|Placed Date||Feb 27 2012|
|Location||Whitney Lake Marsh Park, Ingleside, TX|
This box is located at Whitney Lake Marsh Park. This is a very intresting park in Ingleside. Here is what the City of Ingleside says:
"What began as a drainage project has evolved into a nature lovers's dream come true. The City acquired 70 acres of land that are protected wetlands and upland buffer areas within the Lake Whitney and McCampbell Slough area of Live Oak Peninsula to provide a public recreation and education access area. The watershed, which drains into Port Bay in the Copano Bay System is approximately 3.3 miles downstream, and is extremely diverse, containing freshwater wetlands, brackish marsh, salt marsh and tidal flats. Habitat within this watershed is generally recognized as some of the most valuable habitat on the Live Oak Peninsula. This area has been recognized as a high priority for protection by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nature Conservancy, the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation and the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program. McCampbell Slough is particularly noted as a productive and valuable estuarine wetland complex that provides wintering and migratory habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, and other species, as well as nursery habitat for shrimp, blue crabs and finfish. Lake Whitney is a 70-acre wet-meadow noted by local natural conservation personnel as unique in South Texas. Lake Whitney remains wet, even during periods of prolonged drought and has been regarded as an ecological and recreational asset since the early 1930s. The Lake Whitney offers several bird watching areas, extended docks over marsh areas, observation platforms and many other amenities for watching the native wildlife in the Coastal Bend. In addition to the excellent recreational and educational opportunities, Whitney Lake provides wintering and migratory habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, and other species. This acquisition of habitat allows the City of Ingleside to protect this resource, provide public access and provide excellent recreational and educational opportunities for the public."
Enjoy this park and sit and watch the birds. You might even see some small animals. I saw one very fast rabbit.
To find Slot of Fun go to the Park located on Kenney Lane. Traveling from FM 1069 turn onto Kenney Lane (you can only turn one way). Travel down Kenney until you see the park on your right. Once in the parking area look at the trees that are on the Northwest side of the parking area. The trees are just beyond the roped area. You are looking for the tree that is almost due center of the parking area and is the closest tree to Kenney lane. This tree has multiple trunks. The box is hidden near the base and is facing the parking area. The box is covered with grass. Please rehide well.