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Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

1401 NW Park Road

This area is mostly forested, but it also features established prairies, restored glades, savannas, woodlands, numerous ponds, and creeks. Facilities/features: A large nature center offering exhibits and interpretive programs, picnic areas, pavilions, six hiking trails, viewing/photo blind, and viewing decks and bridges. There is also Burr Oak Creek and scenic limestone exposures. 


Reagan Barr

Friday, June 8, 2018
I am blessed to be in a neighborhood right next to this magnificent location. There are all sorts of trails here & the nature center is both helpful & full of resources. From different programs/events like wild edibles & feeding the snakes, to a museum chock full of fun facts, to bulletins lined with info such as fishing regulations & conservation stuff. This will become my favorite place to hang out once I settle down from painting this town (I just recently moved here & have been hungry for adventure). The best trail for me is Bethany Falls. That's where the boulders are!!

Amanda MO

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The Bethany Falls Trail is a favorite for our family! Just park at the nature center if you need to use the bathroom. The one at the trail head is not very clean and there is no running water. (The one inside the nature center is 5 stars! )

Melody Davis

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Trails are really well maintained, well marked, and my kids will spend hours in the nature center. Kids of all ages enjoy the puppets and tree fort play area. We watched the fish, turtle and frog feeding in the afternoon and it was really fun!

Amber Wrinkle

Saturday, June 16, 2018
My 3 year old asks me to go to Burr Oak ALL THE TIME! He loves it! Smokey is his favorite :) Staff is wonderful! There are beautiful trails to walk, an area for kids to play and read, fish, snakes, turtles - lots of fun.

Carol Eltoft

Monday, April 23, 2018
Lovely place, extremely nice helpful woman in the office. Did not get to see the park at all because my dog was not allowed in the park. The nice woman, however gave me information and a map and told me there was a dog friendly wonderful hike around Remembrance lake very near by. Stars are for the nice worker not the Center - it is unknown to me.

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