Wednesday Nature Kids, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve


**Please note this hike location is different from the brochure. This hike will now occur at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.**

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Stephanie Rohdy for Wednesday Nature Kids! Take advantage of early release Wednesdays and venture to your Land Trust Preserves for a seasonal nature hike just for kids ages 6-11. Kids will enjoy hands-on activities along with their essential dose of nature. Snacks are provided and best of all, grown-ups can drop their charges off and go for their own hike while we entertain your kids! Registration is not required for Wednesday Nature Kids, however it helps us prepare snacks accordingly.

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 trail for kids.

    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

    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.