at Prairie State Park
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The nature center offers a paved accessible space with an adjacent pathway leading to its entrance. The ramp to the entrance is an average 6.2% with a railing and is level before the doors. Inside is a spacious lobby with information and helpful staff to answer your questions. A water fountain and public restrooms with front-transfer toilets are available. The nature center has three steps, each with a 6-inch riser and two 4 feet by 7 feet landings that lead down to a lower level. This level has interpretation activities, a panoramic view of the prairie, a wonderful diorama of prairie life and a museum. The view of the prairie and the diorama may also be viewed from the upper level.
The picnic area is located near a stream under shady trees. The parking lot is compacted gravel. At this time, a hardened dirt path with a steep incline leads to the tables. One site has an accessible pad. All sites have pedestal grills. The vault toilet has a paved parking pad in front of it. Some users may need assistance, as the clearance in front of the doors is only 4 feet wide. Inside, transfer bars are provided.
An information kiosk provides park brochures and information.
Four primitive campsites in a wooded area are available at this time. Two of the sites are accessible.
If you want to experience the solitude and vastness of the prairie, the trailhead for Drover's Trail is located just outside the visitor center. The accessible portion of the sunny trail is quarter mile long using the connector trail. This trail is relatively level or has minimal slopes with mown prairie sod as a base. During wet weather, the sod may be too soft. Some users may need assistance.
For more information, contact the park:
Prairie State Park
128 N.W. 150th Lane
Mindenmines, MO 64769
Last updated: January 2017