July 03, 2017

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Guided bison hike offered July 8 at Prairie State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 3, 2017 – Visitors are invited to learn about the tallgrass prairie on a guided bison hike July 8 at Prairie State Park near Mindenmines. The walk will be from 10 a.m. until noon and is free to the public.

Summer is in full swing and there is an abundance of wildflowers. The guided hike will offer ample opportunities to see wildflowers and bison so everyone should bring theirbinoculars and cameras. The hike will be a 2-mile trail with uneven terrain. Hikers should wear sturdy shoes and bring water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat and sunscreen.     

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. 

For more information about the event and to register, call the park at 417-843-6711. The park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane near Mindenmines. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.