Alcove Spring - Blue Rapids, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 39° 44.920 W 096° 40.610
14S E 699040 N 4402443
Quick Description: Alcove Spring was an important stop along the Oregon Trail - between Blue Rapids and Marysville, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2021 10:50:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM14NK6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
Views: 2

Long Description:
Alcove Spring, about midway between Blue Rapids and Marysville, was a popular stop along the Oregon Trail near Independence Crossing in Marshall County, Kansas. Travelers along the trail gave the springs its name. The words 'Alcove Springs', carved into the hard limestone cliff by the ill-fated Donner Party, can still be seen. A trail system takes visitors to the Spring and other sites of interest. For those interested, the Spring is also the subject of an Earth Cache.
Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: 0

Private Land access?: 0

Visit Instructions:
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.
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