4414 Military Road East
Tacoma, WA 98446 (map)
This 50-acre Preserve was set aside in 2003 for the protection of wildlife and education. The acreage is one of the few remaining undeveloped tracts in the area and represents part of the natural and cultural history of the community. Besides the natural resources, it is located along the route of the Naches Trail, a historic route originated by the Native American, military, and early settlers.
Newly built gravel paths and split-rail fencing lead visitors through a Garry oak prairie remnant on the banks of Clover Creek. The preserve is a wonderful respite from a busy day, spending time in nature strolling among tall trees, native plants, and an abundance of wildlife.
Please help us create a safe place for wildlife by leaving your dogs and pets at home as they are not permitted within the nature preserve.