Guided "Bison-tennial" Hike

9/11/2021 | Prairie State Park | Mindenmines, MO

Fall is nearly upon us, and the prairie is reaching its full height. Some grasses and wildflowers reaching more than 8 feet tall. It would be possible to overlook a bison in such vegetation. The asters and goldenrods are apparent. Come out on Sept. 11 for a guided bison hike at 10 a.m. 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.

Event 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.

Prairie State Park is located at:

128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines, MO | 417-843-6711

Associated activities

  • Hiking