Wildlife Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Gary "Gus" Gustafson for a wildlife walk at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Learn about the many species of fish and wildlife that call the Preserve home while wandering the meadow to the banks of Whychus Creek. Find out more about the Land Trust's restoration efforts and habitat needs for fish and wildlife like steelhead, salmon, and songbirds. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate, ~3 mile walk on trails.

    Route: This hike will start at the Camp Polk Meadow Preserve kiosk. We will venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven.

    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 1.4 miles of 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.