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Hindman History Wander, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

June 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Carol Wall at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve to learn about the history of one of Central Oregon’s first Euro-American settlements.

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall for a history wander around Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the Euro-American history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County’s oldest structures) and imagine what living in the Hindman house would have been like for the Hindman family. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

Hike Rating: This is an easy, less than 1 mile walk on a gravel trail. Portions will be off-trail through a grassy meadow.

Route: This hike will start at the Camp Polk Meadow Preserve kiosk, follow a gravel 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, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.


June 2, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am