January 29, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park Feb. 7

Guests can explore the prairie while learning about bison on a guided bison hike on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will provide the opportunity to see what the prairie has to offer this time of year.

Hikers should be prepared for a hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat, sunscreen, and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars will be useful in looking at bison and other wildlife that inhabit the prairie. Participants are also encouraged to dress for the weather as prairie winds can be strong in the winter.

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