Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park was my last stop for the trip. I made a day trip there on Monday morning to do the Hiking Club Trail and the geocache.

The Hiking Club Trail (as well as the latter two parts of the cache) takes you along the old campground road (the campground was mostly abandonded when it was discovered that it sat in an Indian burial ground area) to an overlook of Ogechie Lake where the Indians once had a camp. From there the Hiking Club Trail continues and makes a large loop through the woods.

I really enjoyed the hike along the old road to the overlook area. From there, where the trail turned into the woods, was a little less enjoyable, mostly due to the bugs. I had sprayed myself with bug dope before starting but was still getting eaten, which caused me to walk faster, which made me start to overheat......

The trail also takes you past the location of an old homestead that was there from the 1890s through the 1920s.

I was surprised by the number of trees that I found down along the Hiking Club Trail (and had meant to report them to the park staff but realize now that I never did). There was some evidence of some recent cleanup of downed trees in some areas although I still encountered 4 or 5 that were down across the trail. The maintenance of the parks never ends for the staff. :)

Pics from my short stay at the park are here.

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