California Parks & Recreation

Oxbow Preserve

Oxbow Preserve is a popular nature reserve located in Napa, California. The preserve offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore and experience the diverse ecosystems of the Napa River. There are several good reasons to visit Oxbow Preserve, such as the beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife, and the opportunity to learn about the natural history of the area. Some of the most popular points of interest in the preserve include the riverbanks, the wetlands, and the oak woodlands. Visitors can also explore several hiking trails that wind through the reserve, providing stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

One of the most interesting facts about Oxbow Preserve is that it is home to a variety of rare and endangered species, including the California red-legged frog and the Western pond turtle. In addition, the preserve is a vital habitat for migratory birds and serves as an important breeding ground for several species of fish.

The best time of year to visit Oxbow Preserve is in the spring or fall when the weather is mild and the foliage is at its most vibrant. During the summer months, temperatures can be quite hot, making it uncomfortable for outdoor activities. However, winter can be a great time to visit for bird watching and quiet hikes.

Overall, Oxbow Preserve is an excellent destination for nature enthusiasts, hikers, and anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. With its beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife, and numerous points of interest, it is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the Napa Valley region. Get driving directions.

Nearby Camping
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Napa Valley Expo Numerous 15 ft
Skyline Wilderness County Park 59 184 ft
Foothill Pines - Lake Berryessa - USBR Numerous 454 ft
Lupine Shores - Lake Berryessa - USBR Numerous 479 ft

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