Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pelican Bay

Date Placed: July 19, 2009
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: Marina Park, Saratoga Springs, Utah, Utah
Status: Unavailable

This letterbox is currently unavailable. It has been buried under lots and lots of dirt, rocks, and other debris. You may still try to search for it, but I recommend bringing a shovel and have many hours at your disposal to find it. :)

I will be recarving soon!

Saratoga Springs is a city that sits on the west side of Utah Lake. Incorporated in December of 1997, it has become one of the fastest growing cities in Utah. And for good reason— the view from Saratoga Springs is unrivaled in Utah County.

When we lived in Saratoga Springs a few years back, we were in the southernmost point of the Saratoga city limits above the Pelican Bay Harbor. This fairly new recreational area offers a boat launch for the lake, picnicking areas, fishing, and stunning views of Mt. Timpanogos from across the water.

Directions: To find the Pelican Bay Letterbox, take the Lehi Main Street exit from I-15 (exit 279). Head west on Main Street, through old-town Lehi and the roundabout, eventually passing Willowcreek Middle School on your right. Cross the Jordan River, and take a left at the light at Crossroads (Redwood Road/Hwy. 68). Head south into Saratoga Springs. (Alternate route: Bangerter Highway to Redwood Road, head south and straight through the light at Crossroads.)

You will drive past many different housing subdivisions and developments—do not fear that you’ve gone too far, as Saratoga stretches many miles down the side of Utah Lake. Approximately 10 minutes south of Crossroads, you will see signs for the marina. Turn left where indicated, and follow the road down. (If you miss the turnoff, it will be apparent very soon-- the houses stop after Pelican Bay. :) There is a small fee collection station, but you only need to pay if you plan on launching a boat.

Park in the northernmost parking lot (northeast section of main paved area). There will be a lamp post on the north side. Find the northwest corner of the lot and walk approximately 15 paces onto the rocked parking area below. Slightly ahead and to your right will be a pile of large rocks. Walk over to the back side of them. Moving the smaller rocks will allow you to slide the box out from underneath the large rocks.

This is a beautiful location to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the amazing lake and mountain views.

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