This wetlands remediation area is some of
the most accessible wetlands in south Tulsa County. The area of interest
to birders is at the northwest corner of 101st St. (aka New Orleans Ave
in Broken Arrow) and Garnett Road. Egrets, Great Blue Herons and other
water birds are found throughout the spring, summer and fall. Sora have
also been found here. During migration the exposed mudflats attract a
variety of shorebirds, and along the wooded edges the expected land bird
species are common.
Broken Arrow's section of the South
Loop Turnpike Trail follows the Creek Turnpike. As of 2007 it is still
under construction, but when complete will stretch nine miles from 96
St. South and Garnett Road and follow the turnpike around past County
Line Road and then north to the Northeastern State University campus in
Broken Arrow at 101 St. S. The trail features a 10-foot wide riding and
biking trail of asphalt.
Parking is located just east of the
Creek Turnpike on the south side of 101st St.