Oxbow Park

Oxbow Nature Study Area is an urban nature center in the heart of Reno operated by the joint effort of the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and City of Reno Parks. This 22 acre refuge for native flora and fauna is used to help educate locals and visitors about the wildlife that can be found in our community and along the Truckee River. It is also the home to an NDOW Education team that works with local non-profit organizations and schools to introduce students to the wildlife that lives throughout the City of Reno. One of their primary objectives is educating visitors about what an oxbow is, how it is formed, and how it affects its own ecosystems and those surrounding it. Guides also help guests engage in the one mile walking trail through the park; astute observers may be able to see deer, wild rabbits, evidence of beavers, golden eagles, hawks, various reptiles, and many other native plants and animals. It is a particularly popular spot for bird watching in the area.



3100 Dickerson Road, Reno


8 AM - sunset


Car, ADA


Dirt Parking Lot


Nature trail along river
Restroom, Picnic tables, benches
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Oxbow Nature Study
Audio Recycling from Story Circle
Tricia Dutcher on The Mink