Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Lefferts Lakeside - OU0047

 A small cache nestled alongside a beautiful public lake

Hidden by  Ericles

N 40° 24.924' W 74° 14.037' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New Jersey
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Small
 Status: Archived
 Time: 0:10 h   Distance to Travel: 0.15 mi
 Date Hidden: 23 August 2010
 Date Created: 23 August 2010
 Last Modified: 17 March 2014
 Waypoint: OU0047
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{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
3 Watchers
2913 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

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Description   EN   

The Location: Matawan's Lake Lefferts, named after real estate developer Jacob Lefferts, was created in 1928 by damming Matawan Creek. Mr. Lefferts, who built several thousand homes in the area, was an avid gardener and planned developments that retained existing trees and placed houses on winding streets, a departure from the traditional grid patterns. The lake spans a total of 65 acres and has always been designated for recreational use. The earth-embankment dam is about 16 feet deep and 480 feet wide, with a concrete arch dam spillway tied to a concrete bridge and abutments spanning approximately 24 feet. Ravine Drive runs across the top. The upstream side is supported by a timber bulkhead and the downstream side by a pile-supported timber retaining wall. The dam has been overflowed several times in it's 80 year history. If it was ever to fail the flood waters would cover approximately six square miles downstream. The small park that runs along the East side of the park includes a boat launch, two fishing or landing docks and weekend canoe/boat/kayak rentals. Boats can be rented for $10/hour from May through September. On July 4th the lake hosts Matawan's fireworks display. On the water itself you'll have a great view of egrets, migratory ducks & geese. In the summer the lily-pads sprout white - and occasionally rare pink flowers.

The Hide: You are hunting a small lock-n-lock hidden in a standard geo-nook. There is some poison ivy nearby but not within 10 feet of the cache. No need to climb the fence or trees. Park hours vary seasonally but should be treated as dawn to dusk. Bring your boat to enjoy the tranquil waters of Lake Lefferts after making the find!

This cache is certified Central Jersey!

Quick One Bird Watching Stay on park side of fence Across Street Bring your Oak Branch Stay Clean Caching NJT 131/135 Central Jersey
1st 0pencache in the Gar^den S#[email protected]?!! thinK so.

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Arne Cvar



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9 17 March 2014 Ericles Cache archived

Cache was archived.

1 10 October 2010 dollarbell Found it

#1  My First Opencache Find!  Considering changing my username to NewOpencacher2010Yay!  Cache was kind of un-nooked, a little exposed.  So I tried to provide some coverage.  Excited to have made my first find on 10/10/10.  Thanks for the hide.  Yaaaaayyyyyy!

1 02 September 2010 avgraphics Found it

Cool  This was my first Opencache find. If I am not mistaken. Besides this being the "1st Opencache in the Garden State", this is now also the first Opencache in NJ to be found!!  Thanks Ericles/Team ABC!


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