June 01, 2017

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Guided bison hike June 3 at Prairie State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 1, 2017 – Summer is almost here and the bison are busy with their new calves so now is a good time to see them on a guided bison hike June 3 at Prairie State Park in Barton County. Visitors should meet at 10 a.m. at the park’s Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center.

Visitors should be prepared for a 2-mile hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat and sunscreen is recommended. Hikers should wear sturdy shoes and bring a camera and binoculars, which will be useful in looking at the bison as well as other wildlife.

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information. 

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane near Mindenmines. Contact Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711 to register and receive additional information. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.