July 17, 2019

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Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park Aug. 3

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 16, 2019 – Has the heat got you down? The bison don't mind. They have shed much of their fur and can handle the heat. For more than 5,000 years they have coped with the hot summer weather. Join staff at Prairie State Park for a guided hike at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 to see the bison and prairie in its full summer glory. Don’t forget your camera!

Be prepared for a 2-mile hike over uneven terrain. Bring water, snacks, a hat and sunscreen. Although wearing shorts is not recommended, dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Binoculars will be useful for looking at bison as well as other wildlife that may be out and about. Please call 417-843-6711 to register for the hike. 

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines, in southwest Missouri. For more information, please contact Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711.

For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.