Exit from the Muskogee Turnpike at US 69
on the north side of Muskogee. Drive 6 miles south and turn west (right)
onto Tahlequah St. This street goes up the east side of Honor Heights
Hill to the Veterans Administration Hospital. About halfway up the hill
there is a Kiwanis Youth Camp sign. Park in the old roadway to the right
and enter the area on foot. Permission is not necessary.
This portion of the park has been left
in its natural state for outings by youth groups and as a nature
preserve. It is wooded with large trees, primarily elm, oak and
hackberry, with a dense undergrowth of shrubs and greenbrier. A road and
a number of paths branch out from the camp.
The east slope is one of the best
places in the state to observe warblers during spring migration.
Thirty-one species have been recorded.
The west portion of the park consists
of beautifully landscaped gardens, lily pools, a lake and a picnic
grounds. Here the largest display of Azaleas in the Southwest is at its
best in mid-April. Muskogee is about 50 miles from Tulsa.
Henry Bresser Nature Trail
Located at Honor Heights Park the Bresser Trail is named after former
Parks & Recreation Director Henry Bresser. It is a wooded ¼ mile nature
trail with well-defined paths, sitting areas and picnic tables built by
the WPA during the 1930’s.
Located at Honor Heights Park this ½ mile nature trail dedicated to
birding is popular with birdwatchers from all over northeastern
Oklahoma. The trailhead for the Audubon Trail is below the Jack C.
Montgomery VA Medical Center on Buffalo Drive.