June 01, 2016

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Guided bison and wildflower hike at Prairie State Park in June

Guests can explore all the prairie has to offer during the guided bison hike and wildflower walk at Prairie State Park. The hikes will start at 10 a.m. beginning on June 4 with the guided bison hike. The following Saturday, June 11 the park will be hosting the wildflower walk. Both events will start at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center.

During summer, the prairie is ablaze with color and the bison are busy with their new calves. The hikes will provide guests the opportunity to see the new baby calves and learn about the natural beauties of the prairie. Hikers should be prepared for a two mile hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat, sunscreen, and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars and a camera are useful for viewing the bison and capturing the images of the day.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane in Mindenmines. To register or get additional information, contact Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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