Northwest Kansas Lakes Letterbox Series:
#1 - Kirwin Lake, Phillips County, Kansas
Placed 12/31/1998. This letterbox, in Phillips
County, Kansas is accessible by car, or you can make a day hike
of the outing by walking through the peaceful and historical lakeside
town of Kirwin.
(Confirmed to be still
"alive" by Der Mad Stamper on 12/28/04.)
(The original rubber stamp shown
here was carved into Pink Pearl erasers. The first official finder
of this box was "Iowa" on 10/14/01; however, the stamp had
gone missing by then. On 3/14/02, a replacement stamp was furnished
The Kirwin Lake Letterbox
is at the northwest end of the dam, under a big rock. This was one of
my favorite places to play as a child and brought back fond memories
when I brought my 3 1/2 year old nephew here to see the geese on the
last day of the year. The watertower is at 80 degrees. The Kirwin grain
elevator is at 65 degrees. The Kensington grain elevator is at 30 degrees.
There is a gate at 45 degrees and a cemetery at 310 degrees.
This is an intentionally difficult find! Some of the landmarks listed
are not visible from the box's location!)
Before you set out
read the waiver of
responsibility and disclaimer.