NPS, G. Wagner
Only a few species of reptiles occur within Pipestone National Monument. Turtles enjoy the waters of Pipestone Creek and the ephemeral ponds that occur throughout the prairie. Garter snakes and skinks prefer the Sioux quartzite prairie. The following reptiles have been recorded within Pipestone National Monument:
Did You Know?
Pipestone is located about 12-17 feet below the ground, between layers of quartzite rock. Only hand tools are used to quarry the stone at Pipestone National Monument. More...