Oxbow Park is a quiet, overgrow nature preserve just west of downtown, with abundant opportunities for observing riparian and wetlands wildlife. Located on the Truckee River this preserve is home to many animals including the Great Blue Heron, California Quail, Cooper’s Hawk, Mule Deer, beaver, Rainbow Trout, and many more. This nature study also has many walking trails with many places to sit and enjoy the surrounding nature.