On the east side of Sisters, take N. Locust Street north out of town for 2.6 miles (Locust becomes Camp Polk Road north of Sisters). At this point, Camp Polk Road takes a right angle turn (going straight will put you on Wilt Road). Travel 0.4 miles and look for the signs on your left. Park in the small car park area where there is an information sign and a port-a-potty. The meadow itself is restricted to people who have taken the orientation course for Camp Polk Meadow. This course describes the boundaries of the property and how to record the bird life at CPM. Casual visitation is not allowed past the parking area. For information on birding access to Camp Polk Meadow, see the Deschutes Land Trust Camp Polk Meadow website.Directions
Habitat and Birds
This preserve, managed by the Deschutes Basin Land Trust, has an improving meadow habitat with pools and surrounding riparian habitats. Most of the species seen at Calliope Crossing can be found here in the spring and summer. Both Virginia Rail and Sora can be seen here (playback is not allowed anywhere on the preserve). Since a bird list was started by an ECBC project in 2003 there has been an impressive variety of birds seen, including local rarities. The springs here run all year and attract many birds in the winter. Click here for a complete bird list or visit the Deschutes Land Trust Camp Polk Meadow website.