History Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden for a history walk around Camp Polk Meadow Preserve near Sisters. Explore this scenic meadow and learn what brought early settlers to Oregon and Camp Polk. See the historic Hindman barn and discover where Sisters, Oregon got its start. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
To register, please use the yellow "Register Now" button above.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is a moderate, ~2 mile hike. Portions will be on bark-chipped trails and through a grassy meadow.
Route: This hike will start at the Camp Polk Meadow Preserve kiosk, follow the bark-chipped trail and then venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.
What to Bring
Snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.
About the Property
Camp Polk Meadow Preserve is a 152 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. The Preserve was first established by the Deschutes Land Trust in 2000. The Preserve contains approximately Whychus Creek, wetlands, meadows, aspen groves and ponderosa pine stands. It is home to a variety of plant and wildlife species and is one of Central Oregon's birding hot spots. The Preserve also has a long and illustrious history as a crossroads for Native Americans, explorers, soldiers and settlers.