Summer has arrived, and we are ready to share it with you. The wildflowers are impressive, the grasses are growing, and the bison are enjoying them. Come out on July 10 for a guided bison hike at 10 am. Be prepared for a 2-mile hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, a hat and sunscreen and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars will be useful in looking at bison as well as other wildlife that we may see. Dress for the weather, but shorts are not recommended. Don't forget your cameras!
Registration is required, and the hike is limited to 25 participants. Call 417-843-6711 to register.
Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails. Bison graze freely in the park, and this regulation protects both you and your pet. You are welcome to bring your pet to the park's campground and picnic area but must follow Missouri State Park's pet rules. This applies to all types of pets except service animals assisting people with disabilities.