FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2015
Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park May 2
Guests can learn about bison and view them in their natural habitat on a guided hike on Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will provide the opportunity to venture out on the prairie with an experienced guide.
Calving should be going on and visitors may have the opportunity to see young bison on the prairie. Hikers should meet at the Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center and 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 will be useful for looking at bison and other wildlife that inhabit the prairie.
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 mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.