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  Walking Trail to the San Antonio Oxbow Open Space

The walking trail is accessible via St. Joseph's Place, and runs along the Madonna Center's east side.

Oxbow Open Space walking map


An oxbow is a long crescent shaped lake formed when a river abandons a meander and changes course.  The San Antonio Oxbow is approximately 40 acres and provides excellent wildlife habitat for waterfowl, wading shore birds, song birds, semi-aquatic mammals, amphibians and fish species.

Follow this path at your own risk.  The walk to and from the Open Space is about one hour long.  The public is not permitted past the fence in the Open Space area, but a bench for observing wildlife is available near the fence.