Summary: The Conservation Education Reserve is a 120-acre facility of undeveloped wilderness adjoining the University Center at Tulsa/Rogers University campus. It provides teachers and students with an opportunity to observe many different habitats and to participate in a variety of outdoor field experiences. The reserve includes the following: backyard habitat area (waterfall, composting demonstration area, butterfly garden), miles of hard- and soft-surfaced trails, a pond with dock, a wetlands boardwalk, two mini-environment ecosystem study labs, and a prairie reclamation site. Individual teachers seeking ideas for their own outdoor classrooms and environmental education in general are encouraged to visit.
The trails are open to the public and can be walked in short loops or long 3+ mile hikes. The example loop hike I took for this report was 1.35 miles during a visit to one of the 2 Geocaches placed recently on the reserve.
Trailhead: The trailhead is located on the campus of Rogers State University. Located on the Northwest side of Claremore Oklahoma. Take Will Rogers Blvd NW from the stoplight at Route 66 and Will Rogers Blvd. Parking nearby the entrance gate. Park outside and use the gate to enter. The trailhead is located a short walk down the road near the Terra Lab. (Lat:36.3165 Lon:-95.6408)
Trail Guides for Rogers Conservation Education Reserve :
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Rogers State University http://www.rogerscountyconservationdistrict.org
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Ben Randle, who has posted 5 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Julie on 4/28/2007
Well-maintained (except some of the markers and maps) and very scenic. My family's favorite spot to view wildlife (deer, birds, armadillo, etc.) with short or long loops. Summer hikes tend to be buggy (mosquitos) and leaving the trail will surely mean ticks, so stick to trails. Beautiful, undiscovered Claremore gem!
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