8/7/2021 | Prairie State Park | Mindenmines, MO
Has the heat got you down? The bison don't mind. They have shed much of their fur and are able to handle the heat. For more than 5,000 years they have coped with this weather. Come out on Aug. 7 for a guided bison hike at 10 am. Don't forget your cameras! 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.
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.
Hike Time: 10 a.m. - noon
This is one of many events Missouri State Parks is hosting to commemorate the state's bicentennial. To see a complete list of bicentennial-related events and learn more about the commemoration, click here.
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