Hidey Hole II LbNA # 64221
|Placed Date||Mar 16 2013|
|Location||Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales, FL|
With respect to RabidAbbey, we tried to find your original letterbox "Cow Camp Hidey Hole" and the clues were excellent, but the box was gone. So my nine-year old daughter suggested we plant a new box ay your location. Thus was born "Hidey Hole II". The text for the original box (and it's newer namesake) is below:
Lake Kissimmee State Park and there is a $4.00 entrance fee.
There are two ways to reach this box. You can follow the signs and park in the Cow Camp parking area, but if it's closed, or you prefer to hike then park in the area immediately past the entrance to the Cow Camp. If you're planning on driving back to the cow camp please be aware that it's open only on holidays and weekends from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Whether or not the camp is open has nothing to do with finding the box, only with how you get to it, and we found that going while it was closed provided a much more quiet and private adventure.
If you're Hiking, Park in the first available spot on the right after you pass the entrance to Cow Camp. Walk through the picnic area south and head a little west. You'll see a foot bridge crossing the dam. Cross the bridge and continue south and east following the signs to the Cow Camp. It's about a half mile walk. Just as you reach the parking area the road curves to the right. Look to your Left. There's a large double trunk tree about 12 feet from the path. Head around to the back side. To the right, near the bottom is a hidey hole in the tree, covered (hopefully) with bark and leaves. There it is!
If You prefer to drive (and cow camp is open) then follow the signs and drive all the way back to the cow camp parking area. After you park, walk back down the road the way you came. But not too far. Where the road curves is a very large double trunk tree on the east side of the road about 12 feet from the path. Head around to the back side. To the right, near the bottom is a hidey hole in the tree, covered (hopefully) with bark and leaves. There it is!