Peck's Point - Oakwood, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member switzr1
N 40° 08.658 W 087° 44.390
16T E 436980 N 4444036
Quick Description: Peck's Point -- Alpheus "Peck" & Gwendolyn Lomax Memorial, overlooking the Middle Fork River at Kickapoo State Recreation Area
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/16/2016 11:07:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMRP9C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Peck's Point, 2013 Eagle Scout project of Kheagyn Gritten. It's a scenic overlook, on a cliff above the Middle Fork River at Kickapoo State Recreation Area near Oakwood, IL. Consists of steps from the Riverview Trail to the overlook itself, a plaque telling the story of the namesake (Peck Lomax ran the bait shop at the park for 44 years), and a memorial bench with a clear view of the river. In addition to the hard work involved, there would have been a certain degree of danger, as this is on a very high, steep cliff dropping straight down to the rocks along the river.

Riverview trail is a two-mile trail at Kickapoo, and this overlook provides the best view of the river.

Link to the story of the scout and his project

Name of Eagle Scout: Kheagyn Gritten

Project Completion Date: 8/31/2013

Troop Number: 79

Troop Location: St. Joseph, IL

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