|Open daily, sunrise to sunset||Dogs allowed on-leash||Restrooms on site|
Kaweah Oaks Preserve, a 344-acre nature preserve, protects one of the last remaining valley oak riparian forests in the San Joaquin Valley. This preserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk, 365 days per year.
When you walk along the trails at Kaweah Oaks Preserve, you can imagine how this area looked before it was settled 100 years ago. Over 300 plant and animal species live, feed, or reproduce at the nature preserve, including the bobcat, great horned owl, Nuttall's woodpecker, wild grapevine, willow, and majestic valley oak.
In 1983, concerned local citizens realized the importance of this land and partnered with The Nature Conservancy, who ultimately purchased it for protection. The Nature Conservancy transferred the preserve title to a local conservation organization, the Four Creeks Land Trust. This land trust merged with two other local land trusts to form Sequoia Riverlands Trust's predecessor, Sierra Los Tulare Land Trust, in 2000. SRT manages Kaweah Oaks Preserve for research, livestock grazing, environmental education, and public enjoyment.
Kaweah Oaks Preserve is open to the public year round, sunrise to sunset. Dogs are welcome on a leash and owners must pick up and discard waste. Amenities include parking, picnic tables, trail guides and restrooms. There are several trails, each less than one mile in length.
SRT's nature preserves protect habitat for native species and for future generations, while also allowing for agricultural use of the land. Please tread lightly and be respectful of grazing cattle. Remember to bring drinking water and sun protection, wear comfortable shoes, and watch for hazards such as rattlesnakes and ticks. SRT prohibits the following on its nature preserves: firearms, audible music equipment, bicycles, fireworks, glitter, balloons, fishing, hunting, horses and other livestock, fires, and collecting plants, animals, and wood without a permit.
Sequoia Riverlands Trust is a nonprofit organization whose priority is to keep our preserves open to the public. There is no fee to visit our preserves, but visitor donations help us maintain these spaces for generations to come.
Donations can be left in the onsite secure donation box.
Recommended donation: Non-Members $5 | Members FREE
For information on how to become a member, visit our Donate page.
HOW TO GET TO KAWEAH OAKS PRESERVE
Kaweah Oaks Preserve is located seven minutes east of Visalia, California. Travel seven miles east of downtown Visalia via Highway 198, then turn north on Road 182; go one-half mile. The parking lot is on the west (left) side of the road. Walk through the kiosk and gate to enter the preserve.