Redbud Valley Nature Preserve
16150 Redbud Drive
Catoosa, OK 74015
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The Redbud Valley Nature Preserve is a well preserved, rugged, and unique environment that showcases an unmatched, rare Northeastern Oklahoma ecosystem.
Redbud Valley has been under protective conservation since the 1960s. Dr. Harriet Barclay, who was a professor at the University of Tulsa, worked with the Tulsa Tribune in order to fundraise enough money to purchase the valley from The Nature COnservancy. The University of Tulsa preserved the area until the property was transferred in 1990 to the City of Tulsa. It is now managed by the Oxley Nature Center with the help of The Nature Conservancy.
Today, the valley has the Barclay Visitors Center, naturalists, hiking trails, fossil sites, bird watching, and many other family educational opportunities. Redbud Valley Nature Preserve is a wonderful, unique experience for the family; however, due to the rugged nature of the trails, caution is advised when hiking. Before embarking on a specific trail, take into account the recent weather events as well as physical limitations of group members.
This unique environment is certain to be an enjoyable, scenic experience for all ages.
Fri-Sun: 8am - 5pm