• The setting sun over the Flint Hills casts shadows across the wide expanse of tallgrass prairie.

    Tallgrass Prairie

    National Preserve Kansas

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  • Prescribed Fire Season - Trails east of Fox Creek are CLOSED TODAY

    All trails in the Two Section Pastures, including catch and release fishing are closed today. Please call ahead at 620-273-8494 and hit 0 to check trail availability. For your safety, please obey signs and do not venture beyond closed areas. More »

  • Recent Aggressive Bison Behavior

    Bison have recently exhibited some aggressive behavior. Hikers are alerted. Hiking is still available with alternate trails around Windmill Pasture. If hiking through the pasture, please stay at least 100 yards away from the bison or turn around. More »

We Want Your Comments


Johnsongrass before removal

The National Park Service and the Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network have begun the 30-day public comment period for the draft Exotic Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EPMP) for 15 parks in the Midwest Region, one of which includes the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

A hard copy of the draft plan can be found in the new Visitor Center at the preserve or downloaded from the files below. The comment period runs from now through January 24, 2013. Please provide any written response to the superintendent at the address below:

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Attn: Superintendent Lauritzen
2480B Ks Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869

or e-mail us

Draft Exotic Plant Management Plan & Environmental Assessment (4.46 MB)

Appendix 1 (4.69 MB)

Appendix 2 (3.69 MB)

Read the Press Release

Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network

Did You Know?

Collared lizards at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Collared lizards can run on their hind legs with a stride that reaches more than 3 times the length of their bodies.