March 18, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park April 4

Guests can learn about bison and view them in their natural habitat on a guided hike on Saturday, April 4 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.
The grass will be green and growing and bison will be ready to have their calves. 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. Participants are also encouraged to dress for cool or warm weather as the prairie winds can make the temperature feel much cooler.
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.