September 2002 by Flyfisher
Beavercreek, Greene County, Ohio
canoe or kayak to get to letterbox
is a Geocache/Letterbox Hybrid
Miami River winds through Greene County between wooded and
secluded banks. A number of fishing holes can be found and
the river is full of smallmouth bass and carp.
little piece of heaven is best approached by canoe or kayak from
the Little Miami River. I know of no other legal access. If you
put in at US35 (Eagle Pass) and go downriver toward The Narrows at
Indian Ripple Road, it is about 3/4 of the way there. Do not try
to approach the letterbox from the private golf course. That would
be the end of the box.
Creek enters the Little Miami River, it forks North and South.
Beavercreek Island is the piece of land that is formed by the
branches of the creek and the river.
desperate letterboxer might want to start at Indian Ripple road
and walk upstream in watershoes about a half mile to the site.
Note that there is one deep pool about a hundred yards long this
way. Most of the rest is possible to walk with water shoes when
the water level is down to summer's flow. I would suggest wearing
a personal flotation device if you wade/swim to the cache, and
also if you get there by paddlecraft. There are some tricky
strainers along this section of the river.
When you get to the little bit of a beach where the northern fork
of Beaver Creek reaches the Little Miami, to your south about 60
feet is a huge dead stump about 15 feet tall and 6 feet in
circumference. It is the stump of a cotton wood tree.
letterbox/cache is an ammo box tied to a small sapling behind the
stump. Please keep it tied there so that the box survives the
winter/spring high water crests.
some big fish in the pool just north of the cache. Bring your pole
and cast about for some smallmouth!