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Turkey Mountain is a hidden place. Considering that the main trailhead is only 7 miles from downtown… [more]
We know you are out for a beautiful hike at Turkey Mountain, but when trees are down, please don’t go around. This creates new, unnecessary trail and isn’t safe. Please turn around and find a new route. Our volunteers are working hard to get the trails open but it might take some time. Please make their job easier and don’t go around, just turn around! As of 7/19, the yellow, red, and blue trails are fully open.
If you find downed trees, you can email the folks over at River Parks (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let them know the exact location on the trail. You can also mark the location on the map and send it to them which is super duper helpful.
EMSA has already had SEVERAL calls to assist people at Turkey who have suffered heat stroke and stress. Take EXTRA water for you and your pets. At least 1/2 gallon for every hour outside is REQUIRED for this heat!!!! Seriously!
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the designation of six local and state National Recreation Trails, one of which is TURKEY MOUNTAIN! All thanks to the efforts of Marci Hawkins for spearheading the application efforts and the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition in conjunction with River Parks Authority.
This does not transfer ownership of Turkey Mountain to the National Park Service but merely recognize the importance of Turkey Mountain as a wilderness area and its recreational value.
Drop by from 8-2pm and sign a thank you banner to all those who help to protect and preserve such a wonderful place! River Parks will have lots of free give aways so swing by the main entrance.
June 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, the country’s largest celebration of trails. National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.
We will also have a HUGE THANK YOU note for user’s of Turkey Mountain to sign to say thanks to all the groups like the George Kaiser Family Foundation and Quicktrip that are help to preserve private lands around Turkey Mountain from development.
You can cast your vote on April 5th for the VISION PACKAGE. Proposition 3, includes $7.6 million dollars (yes MILLION) to acquire additional lands around Turkey Mountain, improve facilities such as expanding parking, and help preserve on of Tulsa’s Greatest Treasures. Read up on the Vision Package and make your choice. More info at visiontulsa.com