Spirits of Camp Polk Meadow, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve


Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden for a twilight visit with the spirits of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Learn about this culturally rich meadow, home to one of the earliest settlements in Central Oregon, while listening to the stories of the ghosts who once made their home there. 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 an easy ~1 mile walk on a bark-chipped trails and roads.

    Route: This hike will start at the Camp Polk Meadow Preserve kiosk and follow the bark-chipped trail around Hindman Springs. 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.