February 28, 2017

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park March 4

Visitors are invited to a guided bison hike at Prairie State Park near Mindenmines. The hike will begin at 10 a.m. on March 4 at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center.

It is almost springtime and the prairie is just beginning to wake after the winter slumber. Guests of the bison hike will get to explore the prairie while learning about how it is essential for the survival of the bison.

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 this time of year.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane near Mindenmines. To register or get additional information about the event, call 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.