August 31, 2016

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Bison Hike at Prairie State Park Sept. 10

View the majestic American bison on their native landscape with a guided hike at 10 a.m., Sept. 10 at Prairie State Park near Mindenmines. The two-mile hike will start at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center.

The cooler temperatures of fall will make it a good time to hike while viewing the prairie grasses, flowers and the bison. The hike will be over uneven terrain so sturdy shoes are recommended. Hikers should bring water, snacks, insect repellent and sunscreen. Don’t forget your cameras and binoculars.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane near Mindenmines. For more information about the event, call 417-843-6711. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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