Hot Spot

Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness | Nov. 3-8, 2021

Tulsa, OK

Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness is located just south of downtown Tulsa, OK.  It encompasses 300 acres of designated ‘urban wilderness,’ providing a slew of nearby recreational opportunities to the residents of Tulsa.  Its dense canopy of hardwoods insulate a feeling of wildness even within the city limits.  Visitors are able to explore miles of trails by foot, bike, and even horseback.  Nearby residents utilize the trail system for walking, running, and dog-walking, among other activities.  The relatively new park has become increasingly popular and, with its very compact nature, has begun to experience considerable impacts from high use.  These impacts include trail widening and erosion, pet waste and other pet-related impacts, and impacts to vegetation. For the Hot Spot activation, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will be at Turkey Mountain leading a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events, including opportunities for community involvement.

*Turkey Mountain is located on the ancestral lands of the Osage, Muscogee (Oklahoma), Caddo, Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux), and possibly other tribes*

Opportunities to Get Involved

Saturday, November 6

Community Service Project Day

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

Where: Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness, 6800 S Elwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74132

RSVP/Free Registration:

Join the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition (TUWC), River Parks Authority (RPA), Herman and Katie Kaiser YMCA partnered with Leave No Trace for a fun work day. The YMCA, TUWC and RPA will provide multiple projects on the mountain for all levels of volunteers. Projects will include but are not limited to Trail work, New Trail opening/closing, Trash pickup, clean flower beds, prune trail paths, and more. Learn about minimizing our impacts and how to protect and enjoy Turkey Mountain along with other outdoor spaces in a responsible and environmentally sustainable way.

Questions/Contact: [email protected]

LEARN MORE: Visit the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition’s Leave No Trace Hot Spot Week web page for more information about all the Hot Spot programs taking place November 3-8:


Covid-19 Updates: All participants are asked to follow CDC guidelines and state and local requirements regarding Covid precautions. See the following links for more information:

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