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Buckhorn LbNA #6159

Owner:Funhog Contact
Plant date:Oct 16, 2003
City:Orland / Corning
Found by: Lichen Hikin'
Last found:May 22, 2007
Last edited:Mar 14, 2016
The Army Corps of Engineers has struck again, creating inviting Black Butte Lake where no lake had existed before. There are miles of hiking trails, boating, horseback riding and camping available here. Being well off I-5, this can be a nice quiet place to pitch your tent or have a picnic.

To the trailhead:
From Orland, go west on Newville Road/route 32 past Black Butte Road to the Buckhorn Recreation Area, about twelve miles.

From Corning, go west on A9 to Black Butte Road. Turn left on Black Butte until it ends at Newville Road. Go right .5 mile to the Buckhorn Recreation Area, about 15 miles total.

At the park entrance, you will pay a small day use fee. Park near the farthest camping area (sites1-23, I think.) The Buckhorn Trail, an easy 1.25 mile loop, begins across the road from the entrance to the campground.

To the Letterbox:
Find a shady bench with nine at its back. From this point, a dozen steps uphill will bring you to a gargantuan set of antlers lying in the grass. The letterbox is at the base of the buck’s horns, hidden beneath loose wood.

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