Burr Oak Nature Trail

The Bur Oak Nature Trail is a 3/4-mile nature walk located below the dam and adjacent to Sylvan Park.

photo: Nature trail sign.

Length: 0.75 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

     Wildlife Observation - Mammals

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Location: At Wilson Lake, just below Wilson Dam off SR 232 10 mi. N of I-70.
State(s): Kansas
Counties: Russell
Longitude: -98.4975
Latitude: 38.9702

Driving Directions

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The trail provides visitors with a better understanding of the area's ecology. A brochure describing the stops along the trail is available at the trail head. The Corps of Engineers Office and Information Center located on the northeast corner of the dam has additional brochures concerning Wilson Lake and other Corps lakes.

The main portion of the trail was competed in 1977 by a Boy Scout Eagle project. The Soapberry Loop was added in 1982 by area Girl Scouts.

Additional Details

Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Gravel
Secondary Surface: Gravel

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Dennis Archer
Project Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers
Wilson Project Office, RR 1
4860 Outlet Blvd.
Sylvan Grove, KS 67481
(785) 658-2551
[email protected]



Nature trail sign.

Nature trail sign.


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