Camp Polk Meadow Preserve Self-Guided Walk

 

Learn about local history at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Photo: Land Trust.
Learn about local history at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Photo: Land Trust.
Although volunteer-led Land Trust walks and hikes are on a hiatus, you can still get out and explore your protected lands on your own. Here are a couple of ideas for Camp Polk Meadow Preserve:

Learn about local history: Camp Polk Meadow has played a key role in Central Oregon's history. Enjoy the Hindman Springs loop trail and learn more about this history through interpretive signs. Get a chance to see the craftmanship of the Hindman barn and take a peek into the old cold storage area.

Watch and listen for birds: This is one of Central Oregon's birding hotspots with more than 160 species observed. Ponderosa pine forests, aspens, willows, and a pond are just some of the places these birds call home. Show up in the early morning cool for your chance to spot wood ducks, great horned owls, flycatchers, woodpeckers, and more.

With a relaxing loop trail, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve is a great place to delight in the beauty of nature. Find driving directions, trail maps, and more detailed Preserve information.

As with all activities during the pandemic, we have new guidelines and rules we ask you to follow while visiting our Community Preserves. Please take the time to read these guidelines before you head out, so you can keep our community safe and healthy. Thank you!